Friday, 5 January 2018

Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) About, Objectives, Groups, Stakeholders


Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) About, Objectives, Groups, Stakeholders

Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) About, Objectives, Groups, Stakeholders.

About NCS
The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) is the umbrella organization of all Information Technology Professionals, Interest Groups and Stakeholders in Nigeria. Formed in 1978 as Computer Association of Nigeria (COAN); and Transformed into NCS in 2002 as a result of harmonization with other stakeholder and interest groups. NCS is the national platform for the advancement of Information Technology Science and Practice in Nigeria

Mission:
Advancement of Information Technology Science and Practice;  and their deployments as solutions and business enablers to all industry practices of human endeavour.


Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Strategic Objectives:
1. Promotion of the education and training of Computer & Information Scientists, Computer Engineers, Information Architects and Information Technology & Systems Professionals.

2. Actively encourage research in the advancement of Computer & Information Science, Information Technology & Systems, and practice; and disseminate results of scientific works carried out in industry, military and education sectors.

3. To promote the interchange of information about the sciences and arts of information processing and management among specialists and the public.

4. To develop the competence of members and encourage integrity among members who are engaged in the practice of Computing, and to uphold the ethics of the profession as contained in the Code of Conduct and the Code of Practice of the Society.

5. To promote and protect the professional interests of its members.

6. To advise members, governments, other competent authorities and the general public, on national and international policy matters affecting the computing, information & systems technology industry.

7. To build global affiliations, to cooperate with similar professional organizations throughout the world, and to receive, render or reciprocate such services as are beneficial to and consistent with the objectives of the Society.

8. To position as the sole representative of members of the Society in all negotiations and consultations with the Federal, State and Local governments and their agencies on matters of policy affecting the conduct and practice of the computing and information technology & systems profession and industry.

9. To contribute to the formulation of polices, and the development and assessment of educational and training curricula relating to the profession.

10. To recognise and advance the interests of gender, the handicapped and other disadvantaged groups as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as relates to the information and computing society.

11. To advocate for the recognition by Government of that complex of issues and concepts subsumed in the “Digital Divide”.

12. To collaborate with relevant governments, institutions and organisations in proffering solutions to the issues of the “Digital Divide”.

13. To institute National merit awards for deserving members of the Society and other promoters of Information Technology.

Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Interest Groups:

  1. Information Technology Association of Nigeria – ITAN
  2. Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria – ISPON
  3. Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria – ISPAN
  4. Nigerian Women In Information Technology – NIWIIT
  5. Nigerian Information Technology Professionals in the Civil Service (NITPCS)
  6. Information Technology Systems and Security Professionals (ITSSP)
  7. Academia in Information Technology (AIT)

Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Student Group:
Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students – NACOSS
 

NACOSS comprises of all Computer Science/Information Technology Students in all Tertiary Institutions and other NCS/CPN recognized Information Technology Training Centers in Nigeria.

Membership of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS):
With Membership of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), you have demonstrated your commitment to your Professional Development   and the Development of Information Technology community.

It sets you apart from other IT practitioners, giving you industry recognition of your skills and experience.

NCS Membership Categories:
Membership is open to all Information Technology Professionals, Practitioners and anyone with Professional Interest in Computing.

Professional Member
Fellow
Member
Associate

Sub-Professional
Graduate Member
Technologist
Student Member

Non-Professional
Honourary Fellow
Honourary Member
Affiliate

Corporate
Basic Membership Requirements

The basic qualifications for upgrading are of a similar nature in each case, being a varying combination of attainment of a certain minimum standard of education, and evidence of experience of computing over a specified number of years.

How To Join NCS:
There are two ways to join the Nigeria Computer Society; Online and By Filling The Downloaded Form to Submit to the NCS National Secretariat For Further Processing.

 
Click Here to Register Online
 

OR
 
Download the application form as applicable, study carefully, complete as directed and return to NCS National Secretariat for processing.


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