The President of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Kashim Ali, has said that the council has become a member of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP).
He said with the membership, Nigerian engineers can now practice in 48 member countries, including Australia, Malaysia, Pakistan, China amongst others.
Kashim disclosed this during an accreditation visit by delegates from the board of Malaysia and Pakistan engineering council to COREN office in Abuja.
He said COREN has also applied to be member of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) by being signatory to the Washington Accord to raise the bar of Nigerian engineering practice to match international best practice.
He said the IEA delegation was in Nigeria to observe COREN typical engineering programme accreditation procedure.
He said, “We strongly believe that at the end of the visitations, we would have demonstrated the strength of our engineering education and proven our capacity and suitability for the attainment of the provisional signatory status to the Washington Accord. COREN through this will be able to forge intra and inter-regional cooperation for Engineering Accreditation and mobility of certified engineering personnel within Africa and between Africa and the world.”
He also disclosed that the council has approved engineering programme accreditation requests of 19 institutions.