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Institute Of Charterd Chemists Of Nigeria

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Mandates

MANDATES
ICCON is statutorily charged with the responsibility to regulate the teaching and standard best practice of Chemistry by:
1. Determining what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to be registered as Chemists and raising the standards from time to time as situations may warrant.
2. Establishing and maintaining a register of Chartered Chemists in Nigeria.
3. Professionalizing the practice of Chemists by exercising regulatory authority and control over all persons in private or public organizations and corporate bodies handling all chemicals (hazardous or non-hazardous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. Establishment of standards and regulations as regards Chemicals Production, Usage and Management, and reviewing such standards from time to time.
5. Collaborating with relevant national educational commissions/bodies such as NUC, NBTE, NCCE, WAEC etc in standardization of Chemistry curricula in secondary and tertiary levels
6. Synergizing with other relevant bodies e.g. NAFDAC, SON, IPAN, SMEDAN, FMOH, FMEnv, APBN etc in harmonizing and monitoring the implementation of National and International conventions / agreements on Chemical management to ensure safety on human health and environment.
7. Synergizing with International organizations and societies in the standardization of Chemistry education and practice. Such organizations include International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Britain, America Chemical Society (ACS) etc. This is to foster co-operation and exchange programme / capacity building for its members
8. Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises and self reliant activities by organizing seminars/workshops on skills acquisition programmes for Chemists and non-Chemists alike.
9. Responsible for information/data collation, processing and dissemination as regards chemical usage and management to stakeholders and Government authorities for policy formulation.
10. Undertaking public enlightenment on rational use, government policies and legislations on chemicals by way of seminars/workshops, mass media, ICT etc.
11. Promoting research and development (R&D) and proffering solutions in Chemical matters to relevant organizations using the expertise of its reputable members.
12. Training and re-training of its members by organizing Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) programme for its members to update their knowledge and skills.
13. Auditing the quality of personnel in chemical related manufacturing outfits to ensure conformity with standards.
14. Accreditation of chemistry departments in higher Institutions of learning in collaboration with other relevant stake holders.
 
 

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