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NIPS stands for THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL SECRETARIES , established under Decree No.1 of 1990, which is the first and so far the only professional body for Secretaries throughout Nigeria. The Registered Office of the Institute will situate in Nigeria.

NIPS Membership

Members Benefits
INTRODUCTION:
The Nigerian Institute of Professional Secretaries, an association of Nigerian graduates with B.Sc., HND/ND/NCE etc, in Secretarial Administration and Office Technology Management from the Polytechnics, Colleges of Educations, the Universities and similar institutions, Established by Act 1990, Registration Number RC390805.

Aims and Objectives for which the Institute is established are:

1. To promote the science and encourage the growth of Secretarial Administration, Office Technology Management and business Education in Nigeria and also to increase the knowledge relating to Secretarial and Business education and promote their Dissemination.

2. To promote the establishment and maintenance of standards of competence and conduct by those engaged in and are interested to engage in Private Secretarial Profession and to foster and maintain a high standard of Professionalism in the field of Secretarial Administration.

3. To organize and hold lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, Luncheons, dinners and in-service /Professional training and issue Certificate of Proficiency to secretaries.

4. To print and distribute Newsletters, Bulletins, Magazines, Journals, Periodicals, etc., to members and receive articles from members for Publication and distribution among members of the Institute.

5. To participate in other Secretarial/Office Technology activities that may be necessary to accomplish the above objects.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Given the importance of Professionalism to an association of this nature, one of the principal benefits of becoming NIPS member and the recognition obtained for one’s high personal performance as well as the information one would receive from the Institute’s journal about developments concerning the professional in both Nigeria and around the word.

Our designatory Letters connote the acquisition by the holders of the basic Professional standards lay down by the Institute.
Other benefits desirable by members include:

1. A direct involvement with a growing body of Senior Professionals, exchanging ideas and setting new standards.

2. A Unique opportunity for self-development. NIPS members have frequent opportunities to up-date and expand their knowledge and skills. NIPS creates the requisite avenues for self-development by members on an on-going-basis.

3. As a medium for information gathering and service delivery NIPS Headquarters and its full-time personnel serve as clearing house of information for consulting on strategies and techniques, issuing journals, Newsletters and special reports to keep members informed about emerging issues and trends in the profession.

4. Client Information: NIPS maintains extensive information on members regarding their development and skills. NIPS Members are usually cited for client selection because of their high quality and credentials. From time to time, presenting the Institute’s view points on specific issues with a bearing on Secretarial administration, office technology management, new developments in the profession, etc.

5. Publication: Various publications are issued by the Institute from time to time, presenting the Institute’s view points on specific issues with a bearing on secretarial administration , office technology management, new developments in the profession, etc.

OTHER BENEFITS TO MEMBERS:
1. ATTENDING MEETINGS: Annual General Meetings, Conferences, Luncheons, Dinners, Seminars, Workshops, etc, organized by the Institute at reduced rates.

2. Celebrating “THE SECRETARY WEEK” once a year.

3. Use of the Institute’s Employment Register/Consultancy Services.

4. Assisting student members to pass their professional examinations at first attempt by providing them with lectures, hand-out notes and office skills with Nigeria n and Overseas materials, etc.

CONSTITUTION:
The Constitution and By-Laws establishing NIPS empowers it to promote and regulate the standards and practice of Secretarial Administration among its members throughout Nigeria. Its members are made up of individual and professional bodies in Secretarial Training, Administration and practice.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS:
Members and registered Students seeking employment or change of job will find our Job Placement Unit very useful and should always get in touch with the Secretariat for regular up-date on vacancies.

NIPS SECRETARIAL TRAINING CENTRES:
In-service training, Seminars/Workshops, etc, in Secretarial Administration/ Management are held at intervals at our Training Centre and other Accredited Centre nationwide. Full details of such courses and events are circulated to members and organizations well in advance. Kindly contact the Institute for your special requirements.

THE INSTITUTE’S CODE OF PRACTICE AND MEMBERSHIP RULES:
The acceptance of the Institute’s Code of Practice and Rules is mandatory on all members of the Institute and such acceptance of both the Code of Practice and Rules is expressly warranted by the signing of the Institute’s “Application for Membership Form”. It is the duty of all members of the Institute to assist in the implementation and the enforcement of the Code of Practice and Rules.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE INSTITUTE:
Membership is by application. Acceptable members would normally possess a University Degree, HND/ND, or Diploma/Certificate in Secretarial Administration from the Universities, Polytechnics, NIPS Professional Certificates and other professional Institutions.

THE GRADES FOR MEMBERS ARE -

FELLOWS: (FIPS)
This grade is for highly experienced candidates and holders of B.Sc./HND or its equivalent in Secretarial Administration who have worked for a period of not less than fifteen (15) years and have been active members on “MEMBERS GRADE” of the Institute for a period not less than five (5) years. Senior Secretarial Lecturers in the Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education or Vocational/Technical Colleges, etc, may also be considered for this grade after two (2) active years on “Membership Grade” of the Institute.

MEMBER (MIPS)
A seasoned Secretarial Professional with a recognized reputation who can demonstrate that he/she has served employers satisfactorily as a Full time or part time ethical practitioner for uninterrupted period of three (3) years. He/She would normally have a University Degree, HND or any other equivalent professional qualification in Secretarial Administration, acceptable to the Council of the Institute.

GRADUATE MEMBER (GMIPS)
This grade is for graduates in other disciplines who attend NIPS full-time and part time Secretarial Training Centre and acquire the Advanced Secretarial Certificate.

ASSOCIATES (AIPS):
The Associate Membership grade of the Institute is granted to any person who qualifies as a Secretary. He/She would normally have ND/Diploma/ Certificate in Secretarial Administration, or its equivalent qualifications. Graduates in other disciplines but with NIPS Secretarial Certificate may also be considered for admission.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP:
This is the lowest grade of membership of the Institute. To be admitted to student Membership grade, the applicant must be attending full/part time courses in Secretarial Studies in Commercial/Vocational/Technical College, College of Education, Polytechnic or at the University.

HONORARY FELLOWS (CIPS)
Honorary Fellowship is conferred exceptionally by the Institute on individuals in recognition of their achievements in their fields of specialization. The award is open to Heads of State, Governors, Ministers, Commissioners, Members of the National Assembly, Permanent Secretaries, Directors, Professors, Head of Departments, Chairmen/Chief Executives of Companies , Senior Managers in private and public Organizations, Members of the Armed Forces and the Police, etc.

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS
All prospective members will be required to sit for Membership Qualifying examinations at the Institute approved Centres all over the states of the Federation and Abuja on the date or dates to be published or notified to the applicants.

MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FEES:
See the enclosed Membership Application Form.

MEMBERSHIP INDUCTION CEREMONY FEE:
Will be stated in the Letter of Membership Admission.

METHOD OF MAKING PAYMENTS TO THE INSTITUTE-
By cash in person at the Secretariat.

THROUGH THE BANK:
ACCOUNT NAME: NIP SECRETARIES
(1) Skye Bank Plc, Isolo Branch, Lagos. A/c No.- 1770899488
(2) UBA Bank Plc - 1004813461
(2) First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Surulere Branch, Surulere, Lagos. A/c No.- 2009466773

(A copy of the pay-in-slip should be sent to the Director-General and official receipt will be issued to you)

CODE OF ETHICS
APPENDIX ONE – PREAMBLE
Although the primary objective of any Professional Organization is to further the economic interest of their members, they are basically an integral part of the Society and cannot realistically be considered outside it. They have become an important part of the economic fabric of Nigeria - recognized, respected, and consulted by the Government and Employers.

WHEREAS managements rely on the profession of NIPS to assist in the fulfillment of their management stewardship; and Recognizing that ethics are an important consideration in the practice of Education and that the moral principles followed by members and the Society should be formalized; the following resolutions shall be and are hereby adopted.

WHEREAS the members of the Nigerian Institute of Professional Secretaries represent the profession of Secretarial Practitioners AND the said members must maintain high standards of conduct in order to carry on proper and meaningful Educational training, etc.

For further information, please contact

NIPS TRAINING CENTRE:
94 Ikorodu Road, Fadeyi Bus Stop, Lagos.
Tel: 08033011365, 07059981748, 08022710595, 08030883198
Email: nipsec05@yahoo.com
Visit our our partner's website: www.nipsecretaries.org

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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