Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, says certified engineers from the country would soon be accepted in 48 countries of the world.
President of COREN, Engr. Kashim A. Ali who stated this yesterday in an interview with newsmen, said the development was part of effort to make the profession meet international standard.
Ali said qualified engineers from the country would soon be accepted in Asian and Pacific nations including China, Malaysia, India, South Korea, Australia, and Indonesia.
He said such nations were huge economies where development was taking place, and that accepting engineers from Nigeria would create opportunities for the profession.
According to him, COREN is making effort to internationalize the profession, and by “the end of this year to at most two years, qualification from Nigeria in Engineering certified by COREN would be acceptable in at least 48” Asian and Pacific nations.
He said such acceptance would put “us in good step and create opportunity for us and for our children who are yet to join engineering.”
He said to achieve this; the organisation had intensified effort at ensuring continuous education for its members to meet up with global dynamism.
Ali however said one big challenge the organisation was facing was the problem of quacks who parade themselves as engineers.
He said the issue of building collapse was mostly caused by non qualified engineers, who are out to make quick money.
He said, “Records show that 99.9 percent of those involved in building collapses in the country are not COREN members,” and that “Engineering should be done by engineers.”

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