The Federal Government‘s approval for the implementation of a ‘White paper on Scheme of Service for Computer Professional Cadre in the Public Service‘ has been applauded by the Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN). 

The President and Chairman-in-Council, Professor Charles Uwadia, hinted on the new development during CPN‘s Annual General Meeting, as part of activities for this year‘s IT Assembly, held in NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja.

Prof. Uwadia told the members that "the Federal Executive Council has finally approved the creation of Computer Engineer cadre in the Schemes of Service structured on SGL 08 – 17 for graduates."

This is coming thirteen years after recommendations to that effect were made by the National Council on Establishments.

"Approval was also granted for the re- designation of the Data Processing Officer (Intermediate) and the Programmer / Analyst cadres as Programme Officer (SGL 06 – 14) and Programme / System Analyst cadres (SGL 08 – 17) respectively.

"The re-designation is with a view to aligning the nomenclatures with current global practices especially as regards job contents and definitions.

"We thank the Federal government for this laudable and landmark achievement, which will boost the morale of IT professionals in the public service, attract young and quality professionals into service, and act as a catalyst for the effective deployment of IT in the public service," he said.

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