By Emeka Aginam
To reduce the incidence of forgery, the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN has approved the design of a new certificate with security features unscripted on it.
The Head, Media, Communication and Brand Management of CPN, Amoo Taofeek Akanni in a statement said that this is part of the Council’s ongoing effort to checkmate quackery in the profession and enhance the integrity of the profession.
“The availability of inexpensive scanning and printing technology has contributed to an increasing incidence of identity fraud worldwide.
“Thus, the recognition and reliance placed on the CPN certificates by Government at various levels as well as members of the profession and the rising profile of the Council in the country has made it mandatory for the Council to re-strategise and ensure that certificates issued to members of the profession are secure and tamper-proof.
“A number of security features will be incorporated into the design of the new and enhanced membership certificate to ensure its authenticity as well as the integrity of the Council.
“The new certificates will contain modern security features like Micro text, Hologram, CBS1 watermark paper and a complicated background design” he explained.
He explained that the new certificate will also contain ink security features like Thermo chromic inks which are sensitive to temperature changes and will disappear when heat from breath or finger is applied and will reappear once cooled.