Here in this post, we are going to bring to you 9 functions of Nigeria computer society (NCS). We hope you find this information invaluable.
The Nigeria Computer Society is a non-Governmental Organization, and it is served as the umbrella organization of all Information Technology Professionals, and Interest Groups as well as, other Stakeholders in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Computer Society was actually established in the year, 1978. As at then, it was known as the Computer Association of Nigeria COAN.
The organization later transformed into Nigeria Computer Society in the year, 2002. That is when there was harmonization with other stakeholders and other interest groups.
Today, the Nigeria Computer Society is considered, the national platform to be used for the advancement of Information Technology Science and Information Technology Practice in the country. More so, we will be looking at the functions of the Nigeria Computer Society in this article.
What Are The Functions Of The Nigeria Computer Society?
The Nigeria Computer Society was established with a particular objective in the minds of those individuals who founded the Nigeria Computer Society.
While establishing the Nigeria Computer Society, the Society was assigned with a number of functions, and I am going to discuss these functions in this article. Below are these functions of the Nigeria Computer Society.
1. Promotes Education And Training Of Computer
The Nigeria Computer Society is involved in the promotion of computer training. Although the Nigeria Computer Society promotes education and training of computer, the Nigeria Computer Society does not stop there.
It went as far as, promoting information scientists, it promotes computer engineering, and promotes Information Architects. The Nigeria Computer Society also promotes Information Technology, as well as, System Professionals.
2. Encourages Research To Advance Computer And Information Sciences
The Nigeria Computer Society functioned in the area of encouraging research work for the purpose of advancing computer and information sciences.
Another area that the Nigeria Computer Society is actively encouraging research work, is in the area of information technology and system, as well as, practices.
The Nigeria Computer Society also encouraged the dissemination of results of scientific works that are carried out within Nigerian industries, and the Nigerian military and education sector in the country.
3. Promotes Interchange Of Information About Sciences And Information Processing
This is another area by which, the Nigeria Computer Society takes responsibility. The Nigeria Computer Society must make sure that there is the promotion of the interchanging of information, provided it has to do with sciences and also the arts of information processing and information management among members of the public, as well as specialists in the field. This, of course, is an aspect of the functions of the Nigeria Computer Society.
4. Develops Competence Members And Encourages Integrity
Competence and integrity on the part of staff members of an organization are the strength of such an organization. Perhaps, the Nigeria Computer Society is aware of this fact that is why, one among several of its functions is to develop, most importantly, ‘competence’ and ‘integrity’ among its staff members.
The reason is quite obvious because these are the people, who are engaging in the actual practice of computing. It is also the duty of the Nigeria Computer Society to ensure that, members uphold the very ethics of the profession, just as it is contained in the Code of Conduct of the Nigeria Computer Society and the Code of Practice of the Nigeria Computer Society.
5. Promotion And Protection Of Professional Interest
It is incumbent on the part of every profession to promote its professional interest, as well as, protection of the interest of its members. This, however, has been one of the functions of the Nigeria Computer Society.
The Nigeria Computer Society always makes sure that it promotes the professional interest of the profession, and also protects its members’ interest.
6. Advises Governments And Members And Other Competent Authorities
The Nigeria Computer Society also undertakes advisory services. The Nigeria Computer Society will have to advise its professional members.
Apart from advising its members, the Nigeria Computer Society also advises the governments, it advises other competent authorities within its jurisdiction of power, as well as, the general public.
The Nigeria Computer Society’s advice must relate to computing. Therefore, the Society advice is always on the local and international policy matters, which have to do with computing, and information, as well as, system technology industry.
7. Builds Global Affiliation To Corporate With Professional Organizations
Another function of the Nigeria Computer Society is also in the area of building global affiliation, and the purpose of building this affiliation is to cooperate with other professional bodies with similar professions across the globe.
The Nigeria Computer Society also receives, and renders services, and as well, reciprocate these services, provided these services are beneficial to it and are being consistent with the aims of the Nigeria Computer Society.
8. Positions Itself To Represents Members Of The Society
In most cases, however, the Nigeria Computer Society will position itself to represent the members of the public. This is true for the Nigeria Computer Society, because they always served as a representative of the members of the public, while in every negotiation and every consultation with the federal government of Nigeria or the state government, even the local government, including their own agencies on some matters or policies that have to do or that affect the conduct of computing and the practice of computing.
Other areas that such policies may affect are information technology and also system profession as well as, industry.
9. Contributes To The Formulation Of Policies Related To Computing
Every policy that relates to computing, and information technology, and also relates to system profession, called for the Nigeria Computer Society to make some input.
Therefore, the Nigeria Computer Society will make a contribution any time there is a need for policy formulation relating to computing.
The other area of contributions made by the Nigeria Computer Society is that it contributes, when there is a need to develop and assess educational, as well as, training curricula, provided they relate to the profession of computing.
The Nigeria Computer Society is considered, the national platform to be used for the advancement of the Information Technology Science and Information Technology Practice in the country.