Chartered Institute Of Commerce Of Nigeria is Nigeria’s largest professional body in Commerce. It has been dedicated to the promotion and development of Commercial/Business Education throughout Nigeria, West Africa and the world at large. Fostering the Professional Capabilities of Persons involved in Commercial Administration in the Federation.

It was officially launched at the University of Lagos on 24th November 1979. The Institute is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal. An independent, non Political, non-profit making professional organization.

The Institute maintains an association of professionally qualified men and women in the fields of Commerce, Industry and manufacture for the promotion and advancement of Trade and Industry. The Institute has professional training and qualifying examination scheme, which provides adequate skilled manpower locally and internationally in all aspects of commerce oriented to the Nigerian conditions in particular and the world in general.

The Objects Of The Institute:

(a) Determining what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become registered members of the Institute and reviewing those standards from time to time as circumstances may require;

(b) Secure, in accordance with the provisions of this Act the establishment and maintenance of a register of students, associates, members and fellows of the Institute and the publication from time to time of a list of those members;

(c) Regulating and controlling the practice of professional commercial administration in all its ramifications;

(d) Organize and conduct examinations, from time to time, in commerce and other related subjects to the profession for the purposes of admitting members to the Institute, enhancing their status therein, and issue membership certificates to persons admitted;

(e) Secure the professional status necessary for the promotion and encouragement of the study and advancement of the science of commerce, knowledge and efficiency in commercial administration in the public and private sectors of the Nigeria economy;

(f) Maintain, in accordance with this Act, professional discipline, protect the interests of members through the provision of professional consultative advice and the issue of journals and other publications, organization and conduct of seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.; and

(g) Do such other things that are incidental and supplementary to the foregoing objects of the Institute.

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