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Building collapse: COREN to sanction erring engineering firms and personnel

Due to the rate of building collapse in the country, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has vowed to sanction erring engineering firms and personnel.

The Nation reports that a statement by the Registrar, Kamila Maliki, after its 151st council meeting, said: “Considering the report of the Regulation and Control Committee, the council noted the alarming rate of building collapse in Nigeria resulting in the loss of life and property.

“The council resolved that more than ever before, erring engineering firms and personnel would be sanctioned in accordance with its Code of Ethics.”

According to the statement, the council considered the report of the Universities Accreditation Visitation to the Engineering Programmes of Nigerian Universities in the third quarter of 2016 where 10 programmes were visited in four universities in the country, The Nation reports.

Maliki noted that six programmes got full accreditation while four received interim accreditation.

The statement said COREN noted that the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, graduated five sets of students, numbering 142 between 2010 and 2015 in two undergraduate programmes (Agric and Bioresource Engineering) and (Polymer and Textile Engineering, which were not accredited.

It added that the council resolved that in line with its Act, the products of such programmes will not be registered and cannot practice in Nigeria or anywhere, The Nation reports.

Source: The Nation

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