List of Professional Institutions/Associations in Nigeria

There are many professional institutions in Nigeria that regulate different professions ranging from accounting to engineering. Some of these institutions also administers certification examinations to members depending on their charter. Passing these exams are seen as symbol of professional accomplishments and lend credence to the competence of the individuals who have passed the examinations. The institutions also set ethical standards and standard of professional conducts for members including benchmarks and best practices. They are quasi regulatory agencies and can administer disciplinary actions for members’ misconducts. The list below represent some but not all such bodies in Nigeria

# Institutions Website
1 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
2 Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria
3 Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria
4 Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors & Valuers
5 Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria
6 Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
7 Business Education Exams Council
8 Centre for Law & Development
9 Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria
10 Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria
11 Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria
12 Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria
13 Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers
14 Institute of Cost Management
15 Medical & Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria
16 Nigeria Bar Association
17 Nigerian Institute of Management
18 Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors
19 Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research
20 Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
21 Nigerian Medical Association
22 Nigerian Society of Engineers
23 Science Teachers Association of Nigeria
24 Strategic Management Centre
25 West African College of Physicians
26 Institute of Directors
27 Advertising Practioners Council of Nigeria
28 Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria
29 Manufacturers Association of Nigeria
30 The Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals
31 Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
32 Pharmacist Council of Nigeria
33 West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management
34 Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC)
35 Money Market Association of Nigeria
36 African Institute for Applied Economics
37 Nigeria Computer Society
38 Institute of Credit & Risk Managment
39 Portfolio & Debt Management Institute
40 Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria
41 Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
42 Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria
43 The Institute of Certified Geographers of Nigeria
44 The Institute of Business Development
45 The Institute of Benefits and Trusts Management
46 The Institute of Pensions Management
47 Chartered Institute of Administration
48 Nigerian Institute of Professional Secretaries
49 Pipeline Professionals’ Association of Nigeria (PLAN)
50 National Teachers' Institute
51 Nigeria Institute of Public Relations
52 Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria
53 The Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Nigeria
54 Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
55 Nigerian Institute of Architects
56 Nigeria Insurers Association
57 Nigerian Institute of Building
58 Nigeria Computer Society
59 Information Technology Association of Nigeria
60 Certified Institute of Warehousing & Materials Management
61 Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria
62 Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria
63 Money Market Association of Nigeria
64 Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria
65 Institute of Forensic Accountants of Nigeria
66 Chartered Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Nigeria
67 The Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria
68 The Institute of Company & Commercial Accountants of Nigeria
69 The Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria
70 The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
71 Institute of Industrial Security & Safety of Nigeria
72 Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria
73 Institute of Investment Management & Research
74 Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP)
75 Institute of Public Management (Unique)
76 Institute of Fraud Examiners
77 Nigerian Institute of Industrial Management
78 Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria
79 Association of West African Professional Economists Bodies
80 Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria
81 Institute of Professional Recruitment Consultants, IPRC Nigeria
82 Institute of Finance & Control of Nigeria
The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

What Nigerian Youths Need To Know About Getting a Job

Many young people troop about looking for jobs but very few eventually get hired. Many employers are looking for young smart people to work for them, however, a handful of our young people are interviewed and hired. So why are they not getting jobs? Why are the employers not hiring freely?

Most times I conduct my interviews as an employer right in front of the office door. ?When did you live school? Did you complete senior school? Are you computer literate? Are you Internet literate? Do you have an active email address? Do you have your CV with you? When the answer to the last three questions are no, I thank the visitor and release him/her. Even when I am looking for a cleaner I pose the same questions. As an employer, I have decided that my cleaners would be computer literate.

So what should the youth (young school leavers) do to attract employers? They should do these five things. They would be surprised about the kind of response they would get.

Acquire relevant computer skills today

Not every computer skill is relevant for basic office operations, though all skills are useful, not all would give you audience in most small offices. Such computer skill as programming, web designing, and computer maintenance are useful but no one looking for simple office job should start with them. If you are looking for a simple office job start with such computer skills as ms word, ms excel, and ms access database and internet operations. You must start with the basics and later build up your skill portfolio. Employers want people who can do basic office operations. If you are already working but not computer literate enroll in a part time computer program and upgrade your skills. Use your lunch time to learn something new and useful. I have seen many young men and women work in shops for years without becoming computer literate. If you must move up in our society today you must strain yourself. Use your time well; learn how to use computers.

Find out what Employers Want

Ask friends and relatives who are working what their day to day work involves, ask them what their employers expect from them and find out what skills are mostly required. Find out if they are having any setbacks because of what they can not do for their employers. Inquire from your relatives and friends who were recently hired what they were asked in their interviews. Find out from them what they did to get an interview. If you get these information and act on it, you would be in a better position to make yourself attractive to prospective employers. In addition, you would be surprised to know that most of your friends who were hired have almost all the aforementioned skills.

In summary, it is my conviction that every young person who has just completed senior school or has been at home for quiet some time without job, must not loose hope or despair. Rather what they should concern themselves with is what they should do to attract employers. This attraction of employers goes beyond good looks. You must be ready to acquire skills, skills that would set you apart from others when your CVs are considered by employers. Remember, serious organizations would look at your VC before inviting you for an interview. Your CV is what they see, not your looks. So enrich your CV with above mentioned relevant skills and employers would be compelled to invite you for a chat. Learn something today; spend money on your brain, not on your brawn.


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