President of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, Engr. Ali A. Rabiu, FNSE, FAEng has reiterated the commitment to attain Washington Accord signatory status.
COREN is a body empowered body to accredit more training institutions and regulate the practice of engineers, technologists, technicians and craftsmen in Nigeria.
Rabiu who led COREN delegates to Cebu City, the Philippines for the Federation of Engineering institutions of Asia and the Pacific ( FEIAP) for the 30th General Assembly and 6th FEIAP convention held between July 27 and 29, 2022, added that the institution as a professional body is empowered to promote ethics and uphold it’s standard.
It will be recalled that Nigeria has earlier applied in 2019 and missed out narrowly and we are now willing to resubmit our application for the 2023 considerations.
According to him, “During the convention, the Nigerian delegation met on the sideline with the Emeritus professor, Elizabeth Taylor; chairman Washington Accord and Vice chairman International Engineering Alliance ( IEA) to discuss Nigeria application for the provisional signatory of the Washington Accord.
“We met with our mentors; Pakistan and Malaysia who would be visiting Nigeria in October to access our readiness and level of compliance, particularly with our Outcome Based Engineering Education, OBE”, he said.
On the delegation are the Registrar of COREN, Prof. Bello Adisa, past President of COREN Engr Kashim Ali, and past Registrar of COREN Engr. Kamila Wopa.