Aims and Objectives
The Institute of Certifies
Secretaries and Reporters which had existed in the past twenty five years as a formidable professional body was founded to:
Promote standard in the education and practice of the profession
Correct anomalies in the conducts of practitioners which brought disrepute and
Create more awareness on the relevance and values of the profession in the
scheme of things.
Standardize and harmonize the training curriculum to enhance the potentials of
secretaries and verbatim reporters in the vast areas of information technology
behavioural sciences with a view to ensuring excellence in practice.
Broaden the curriculum of studies in the profession to include among others, skill
in numeric and quantitative analysis. This
was to sharpen the decision making
and support stimuli in the practicing professional secretary or verbatim reporter
whose main duty was to facilitate exchange of information.
In those days of our tedious
beginning, the management of the Institute meticulously built an organization based on transparency, honesty of purpose, selfless
sacrifice in service to humanity, accountability and above all successive continuity.
It was also necessary to comply with all legal requirements and principle of morality so as to ensure a formidable
professional body with lasting legacy.
Thus an Institute that
was founded in March 1981 patiently waited for the Federal Government of Nigeria and its various educational, security and
legal agencies to be satisfied of ICSR genuineness and focus before accepting to register the Institute. The Federal Executive Council in 1994 approved that the Institute be incorporated under CAM Act 1 of 1990
caps 26 by limited guarantee with the consent of the then Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (Chief
Clement Akpamgbo, SAN).
By 1995, we vigorously
began a quest for an Act to further empower the Institute as a professional body setting and promoting standards to regulate the practice of the profession. During the Military
era, our quest for a Decree did not fully materialize though the process was advanced to near conclusion. The new democratic dispensation gave breathe of life to the long expected legislation. The House of Representatives through its Speaker and Deputy House Leader in the first legislative tenor
of the fourth republic, sponsored the HB231 Bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Certified Secretaries
and Reporters as per gazette No. 77 Vol.89 of August 2002. The process was not
completed before the expiration of that legislative tenor but it was continued to the extent that the House of Representatives
unanimously passed the law on 24th February 2005. The Senate has had the first and second successful readings of
the Bill on its floor for concurrence passage on the third reading to be followed with the assent of the President and Commander-in-Chief. The senate had, on the Committee level, held interactive session with stakeholders
in the profession.