Right from its inception in 1978 as Computer Association of Nigeria (CAN), which later became known as COAN and then Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), the society has made giants strides towards realizing its aims and objectives of promoting excellence and professionalism in the practice of computing and IT in Nigeria.
NCS successfully established the Computer Professionals Registration Council (CPN) and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). NCS worked with others to establish the Ministry of Communication technology (MOCT).
Partnership and Support of NCS and CPN activities are your contribution towards putting this country firmly in the global IT map to our mutual benefit.
Elections into NEC Offices:
Expectedly, The Nigeria Computer Society will hold its Annual General Meeting at the 2013 International Conference taking place Royal Park Hotel, Iloko Ijesa State of Osun, Ipinle Omoluabi. During this period, NCS shall be holding elections into various posts on National Executive Council of NCS. NCS seeks full participation in these elections as voters and contestants. Registered members of NCS will vote for a few good men and women who can get into the ring and use the platform of NCS to make a difference for our country Nigeria. Members who are interested in any of the positions need to meet the position requirements, obtain nomination papers and be sponsored by professional colleagues.
Elective Positions are:
2. Deputy President
3. Chairman, Conferences Committee
4. Chairman, Publications, Standards, Research and Development Committee
5. Chairman, Credentials Committee
6. Chairman, Ethics and Disciplinary Committee
7. Chairman, Education and Manpower Development Committee
8. Chairman, Publicity, Events and Trades Services Committee
9. Chairman Audit Committee
10. Ex-Officio Members & Representatives to CPN Council (6 Geo-Political zones)
The NCS Life Membership was recently introduced and approved by the National Executive Council (NEC) to provide a one-time life payment of Annual Subscriptions (Annual Due and Building Levy). The Life Membership Fee was introduced to raise funds for the proposed NCS building project.
Interested fellows and members need to make a one-time life payment of N60,000.00 (Sixty Thousand Naira). Benefit includes a Life Membership certificate. The opportunity ends on November 16, 2013.
NCS NEC decided to get the project off the ground through the Life Membership initiative with the aim of laying the foundation of NCS HOUSE within 2013. Life Membership in laying the foundation for the proposed NCS secretariat is a step towards uniting members behind NCS goals of visibility and advocacy.
Fellows and members who subscribe for life membership are taking ownership and establishing a worthy legacy for the society.
Succeed in the IT Sector
NCS membership improves your opportunities for success in this sector. Stand out with Self development, Networking, Partnership, Recognition and Advocacy opportunities. Attend NCS events to connect with academics, professionals, innovators, service providers, researchers, suppliers, consultants and entrepreneurs working in your sector.
In addition to traditional association benefits, maintain your place at the cutting edge and stay relevant through constant learning and discussions about technology trends, developments and best practices. NCS adds significant value to members by listening to the needs of members and doing its best to help meet those needs. Through events and activities members and stakeholders gain new insights, network, share best practices, establish standards and collaborate on IT sector concerns. All these programs and initiatives are designed by NCS to help members grow wherever they may be – academics, industry, government, business, social, etc. Plus you can influence where NCS, the interest groups and the entire IT community direct their energies and efforts. NCS is the powerful voice advocating for government intervention, legislation, environmental and societal change that affects the IT sector and IT enabled activities.
Current Major Issues of Interest
• Legislation to foster the development of IT and IT enabled activities and the growth of the IT Industry and Profession
• Usage of IT in Governance and Security
• Early Age and Youth Innovation
• Professionalizing the industry (Having IT Professionals on the boards of MDAs )
• Implementing of the mandates of CPN and NITDA
• Preferential usage of Nigerian professionals in projects
NCS is committed to advancing the interests of its esteemed members, the IT Industry and Profession and the Nation as a whole.
For more information, contact:
The Executive Secretary
National Secretariat, Plot 10, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel.: +234 1 7744600, 08033510723