Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors www. Nigerian Institute of Management www. These organs are responsible for the supervision and coordination of the Universities, the polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Colleges of agriculture and other monotechnics in Nigeria. Federal government of Nigeria through these organs funded all the institutions.
Minimum academic standards for all academic programmes in Nigerian institutions of learning were set by the NUC and NBTE in collaboration with the various professional bodies. These standards are also regularly reviewed to accommodate new frontiers of knowledge. Regular visitation to ensure adherence to the minimum standard is a major responsibility of these bodies. The main functions of the Commission include: i.
Granting approval for all academic programmes run in Nigerian universities; ii. Granting approval for the establishment of all higher educational institutions offering degree programmes in Nigerian universities; iii. Ensure quality assurance of all academic programmes offered in Nigerian universities; and iv. Channel for all external support to the Nigerian universities. It was established by Act No. In addition to providing standardised minimum guide curricula for technical and vocational education and training TVET , the board supervises and regulates, through an accreditation process, the programmes offered by technical institutions at secondary and post secondary levels.
It is also involved with the funding of Polytechnics, monotechnics and other specialised development institutions owned by the government of the federation of Nigeria. They equally promote the interests of their members and provide a network of contacts that can help them find jobs and move their career forward. They can offer a variety of services including job referral services, continuing education courses, insurance, travel benefits, periodicals, meeting and conference opportunities.
It was founded in with the objective to promote the advancement of engineering education, research and practice in all its ramifications. This is with a view to maintaining and enhancing the professional capabilities of its members so as to better equip them to fulfill the needs of the profession for the good of the public and the nation.
A full time Executive Secretary heads the Secretariat. Overall Co-ordination of the Society's activities is carried out from the Secretariat. Those found suitable are admitted as engineers and their particulars included in the Register of Engineers, which is a register that contains the names of all persons who have been considered by the Council as satisfying the requirements for registration as professional engineers.
Candidates intending to be registered as Engineers obtain relevant application forms from the Council which when duly completed are returned along with a Post- graduate engineering experience report of the candidate. As the regulatory body for engineering practice in Nigeria, it is an offence for an individual who is not registered with this Council to address himself as an Engineer, hold an engineering position in any establishment or supervise the execution of engineering projects.
The purpose of the society is clearly stated in the memorandum of association and so therein stated under article 80 of the memorandum is the code of conduct of engineering practice which were highlighted as follows: a. A member shall make available his professional knowledge and experience in accordance with the code as a consultant or adviser, or a salaried employee, or a teacher of Engineering Science, or in design, or manufacture, or construction as a faithful agent trustee of the client, employer, or other people connected with the works.
A member shall not practice in a dual capacity as a consultant and as a contractor for the same project except with the prior written consent of the client. It shall be considered unprofessional and inconsistent with honorable and dignified conduct and contrary to the public interest for any member of the Nigeria Society of Engineer: i.
To exert undue influence or to offer, solicit or accept compensation for the purpose of affecting negotiations for an engineering engagement. To use the advantages of a salaried position to compete unfairly with other engineer. To accept remuneration for services rendered other than from his clients or his employer. To attempt to supplant another Engineer in a particular engagement after define steps have been taken towards his employment. To attempt to injure, falsely or maliciously, the professional reputation, business, or employment position of another Engineer.