Town plan­ners tasked on pro­fes­sional ethics

Daily Trust - - PROPERTY - By Mustapha Suleiman

Town Plan­ners have been urged to up­date their knowl­edge and em­brace global best prac­tice to ad­vance the course of the pro­fes­sion.

This was stated by Pro­fes­sor Remy N. Onyewuenyi at the 30th in­duc­tion cer­e­mony of Town Plan­ners Reg­is­tra­tion Coun­cil of Nige­ria (TOPREC) held Thurs­day in Abuja.

Onyewuenyi who is the Dean, Fac­ulty of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sciences and Deputy Vice Chan­cel­lor of Car­i­tas Univer­sity, Enugu con­grat­u­lated the new in­ductees, urg­ing them to strive to be the pride of the pro­fes­sion by faith­fully keep­ing the norms that pro­mote the cause of pro­fes­sion­al­ism in the Ur­ban and Re­gional Plan­ning in Nige­ria.

He said “Since most peo­ple in this coun­try do not know for real the role and func­tions of ur­ban and re­gional plan­ners, you have lots of work to do in the ar­eas of ed­u­ca­tion, aware­ness cre­ation and mar­ket­ing of your pro­fes­sion.”

Ear­lier, Pres­i­dent of Town Plan­ners Reg­is­tra­tions Coun­cil of Nige­ria (TOPREC) Prof Layi Egun­jobi dis­closed that a to­tal of 423 mem­bers were in­ducted into the pro­fes­sion af­ter pass­ing the writ­ten and oral ex­am­i­na­tions of the coun­cil.

He said the coun­cil’s aim is to pro­vide the would-be -reg­is­tered town plan­ners with the skills and knowl­edge to sus­tain a pro­duc­tive and pro­fes­sional life for them­selves and to make mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tions to the so­ci­ety.

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