Have you heard of COREN? Do you know about COREN? Yes, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. It’s a statutory body of the Federal Government of Nigeria established by Decree 55 of 1970 and amended by Decree 27 of 1992, now the “Engineers (Registration, etc) Act, CAP E11 of 2004” Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with the core mandate to regulate and control the practice of Engineering in all its aspects and ramification in Nigeria. Pursuant to this, the Council carries out accreditation of engineering programs in all institutions and registers Engineering Personnel (i.e. Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Engineering Technicians, and Engineering Craftsmen) and Firms to ensure that Engineering is practiced in line with best acceptable standards as prescribed by the codes and ethics of the profession.
To give effect to its practice regulation mandate, COREN inaugurated the Engineering Regulation Monitoring (ERM) Inspectorates in 1997 to ensure Engineering is practiced in Nigeria in accordance with relevant codes of practice, enforcement of discipline and compliance with standards and ethics, considering the fact that over 90% of the nation’s appropriation is in engineering projects. To this end, COREN is in charge of the investigation of collapsed engineering projects and subsequent necessary processes.
Now, you know a bit about COREN. What is the event?
The Annual Engineering Assembly organized by COREN is the biggest gathering of engineering professionals in Nigeria, which brings together Engineers, Technologists, Technicians, Craftsmen, Engineering Firms and other stakeholders of the profession from all walks of life.
This is to announce the 26th Engineering Assembly of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, (COREN) with theme “Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities for a Better Future” which is scheduled to hold at the International Conference Centre, (ICC), Abuja from Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th August, 2017.
This Engineering Assembly serves as a forum for professional interactions, presentation of technical papers, celebration of successes, discussion of Engineering problems and charting ways to move the practice of the profession forward. All these are obviously geared towards National Development of our dear country, Nigeria.
It is mandatory therefore, for all engineering personnel to attend. Parastatals and organizations are encouraged to sponsor all their engineering personnel to this auspicious event. Follow this link to apply: http://corenassembly.coren.gov.ng/registration/Account/Register and call the Assembly’s hotline on 0817-908-8577 for enquiries. Hurry now! See you all at Abuja! Don’t miss it!