COREN set to secure international accreditation for Nigerian Engineers


Constant review of Engineering Curriculum to meet up with global engineering challenges has been advocated.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal made the call in Abuja at a High Level Policy Forum on Engineering Accreditation and Mobility in Africa.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Political Affairs Ambassador Olukunle Bamgbose, Mr. Babchir Lawal explained that achieving the engineering qualification require by Nigerians would have the desired impact on the nation’s infrastructure development.

In a message, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said harmonising engineering courses across Africa, which the forum sort to achieve, would raise standard and capability of Nigerian engineers globally.

In a remark, President of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, Alhaji Kashim Ali, said the Council would not relax its set standard for accreditation of engineering courses in the Nation’s Higher Institutions.

Some representatives of International Engineering Organisations called for effective use of the nation’s abundant natural and human resources to place the country on the global map of developed nations.