ISPON calls for Nigerian Commission on Software Development

The President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Chris Uwaje, has challenged the federal government to create a more enabling environment for local capacity. He called for the establishment of a National Commission for Software Development, empowered with a professional, specialized, exclusive and executive mandate to facilitate the development of software policy, best practice, standards regulation, market promotion, capacity building and R&D.

He also called for the creation of  Software Knowledge Parks – software engineering development corridors at close proximity to universities and institutions of higher learning nationwide; as well as setting aside 10% of the ETF (Education Trust Fund) facilities for the establishment of a National Software Development Grant to software companies and software start-up firms – with particular reference to train-the- trainer program of software lecturers, amongst others.

via Emeka Aginam at Vanguard on allAfrica.com, 7 Dec 2009