ARCON harps on discipline, professionalism
The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has stressed the need for architects to be above board and ensure compliance with the content of the Act establishing the council.
ARCON President, Sir Gabriel Ajayi, advised them against engaging in professional infractions. “The moment you run foul of these extant rules and regulations, the council would wield the big stick by first by sending your names to the Architects Investigating Panel(AIP), who investigates the extent of misdemeanour,” he said
Ajayi spoke at the 10th induction ceremony of newly registered architects, technologists and firms held at the National University Commission, Abuja.
Over 200 architects, technologists and firms were inducted into the architectural profession at the event themed: ” The Roles of The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria.”
He stressed the need for the inductees to utilise the architects code of conduct, ethics and the professional scale of fees.
Beyond, the issue of infractions among its registered members, the council, he said is working with relevant associations on a blue print for the continuous development of its members both as a student, sitting for the Architects Professional Competency Evaluation (APCE) and post registration with the council.
“This is a mandatory registration number issued to all architects practicing in Nigeria, for each of their projects, to certify that these projects are executed by Nigerian citizens, who are fully registered and financial members,” Ajayi said.
On his part, the registrar of ARCON, Umar Murnai congratulated the inductees, urged them to represent the profession as good ambassadors and worthy architects.
He also urged them to propagate the Architects Projects Registration Number (APRN) initiative as it has a lot of benefits to the states, architecture profession, the built environment and the society at large.