Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Decisions at Its 151st Ordinary Meeting
Posted: 12/Oct/2016

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN had its 151st Ordinary Meeting on 8th October, 2016, with the President and Chairman of the Council Engr. Kashim A. Ali, FNSE, mni, presiding. The highlight/key decisions taken at the meeting are as follows: 

1. Council considered the report of the Universities Accreditation Visitation to the Engineering programmes of Nigerian Universities in the 3rd quarter of 2016 where 10 programmes were visited in 4 Universities across the country. 6 programmes got Full Accreditation while 4 programmes got Interim Accreditation. The Council noted that the NnamdiAzikiwe University, Awkagraduated 5 sets of students numbering 142 between 2010 and 2015 in two undergraduate programmes, (Agric&Bioresource Engineering and Polymer & Textile Engineering) which had not been accredited by COREN. Council therefore resolved that in line with COREN Act, the products of such programmes will never be registered and therefore cannot practise Engineering in Nigeria or any part of the world. The 2 programmes however now have Interim Accreditation for a period of 2 years with effect from 9th September, 2016.

2. Council approved the registration of 10 Engineering Consulting Firms, 1,626 Engineers, 77 Technologists, 40 Engineering Technicians and 21 Engineering Craftsmen whose capabilities have been adequately tested and found worthy of COREN Registration. 

3. Considering the report of the Regulation and Control Committee, Council noted the alarming rate of building collapse in Nigeria resulting in the loss of lives and property. Council resolved that more than ever before, Erring Engineering Firms and Personnel would be sanctioned in accordance with its Code of Ethics. 

Engr. W. Kamila Maliki FNSE,mni 
Registrar COREN