Social Work Experts call on State to domesticate Act setting up Social Work Practices in Nigeria,
Experts under the aegis of Chartered Institute of Social Work Practitioners of Nigeria (ISOWN) has called on Governors of the 36 States and State Houses of Assembly to expedite action towards domestication of the Act establishing the Chartered Institute of Social Work Practitioners of Nigeria, recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The ISOWN National President, Professor Oluwayemisi John made the call on Tuesday in Abuja, while addressing Journalists on the provisions in the Act which allow registration, regulation and control of the Social Works in Nigeria.
Professor John further disclosed the role of social workers in the society, noting that Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the world.
She said Institute will embark on proper registration of placing practitioners into appropriate categories, train and retrain both existing and new members to meet up with the basic required practice standard as applicable worldwide.
On his part, ISOWN Programme Manager, Mr. Aniekan Michael said several institutions in Nigeria already are offering Social Work as a discipline at First Degree level, Second Degree and beyond that level.
He disclosed that the Institute will be responsible for issuing examination certificate for Social Work proficiency .
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