No Gender Obstacle of becoming a Successful Estate Surveyor and Valuer -ESVARBON Chairman
Students of the Estate Management Department have been enlightened on the necessary path to become an Estate Surveyor and Valuer, at the just concluded Town and Gown Seminar organised by the department recently.
A veteran in the profession, Esv. (Elder) Odudu, who is the Chairman of the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) in his presentation, “Gender Issues and the Path to Becoming an Estate Surveyor and Valuer”, gave an overview of Estate Management, using the Biblical instruction( Gen 2:15) from God to man to tend and keep the Garden of Eden.
According to him, “After the seventh day work of creation by God, He took man: male and female whom he created in his own image and put them in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it, and this was the instruction of God that marked the beginning of Estate Management”
He further said that the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) was established by Decree No 24 of 1975 now CAP E13 LFN 2007, to determine who are Estate Surveyors and Valuers, also determine the standard of knowledge and skill to be attained by persons seeking to become registered as Estate Surveyors and Valuers.
Esv. (Elder) Odudu, stated that to become a successful Estate Surveyor and Valuer, the person must have a formal education on the profession, and training in the fundamental principles and ethical conduct as identified in the Code of Professional Conduct for registered Estate Surveyors and Valuers published by the board.
In his words, “Before anyone can have a path in the profession, he/she must have received a formal education on Estate Management, Surveying and Valuation. Also, have an understanding of economic theories, finance and the markets. The individual must also have an understanding of recognized valuation concepts and principles, legal framework that is relevant to the market he intends to operate in and knowledge of construction, building technology and materials”
The guest speaker assured the students of the department that there are no obstacles to any particular sex, male or female, adding that the profession is a righteous path and gender compliant. He urged them to be register with the board to help their career growth in the profession.
“It is a profession that has a righteous path and also gender complaint. It has space for women,” he said
The Head of Department, Dr Olusola Ajibola, in his remarks, said the seminar was to enable the students of the department marry both the theoretical and practical form of Estate Management and to tap from the vast experience of the guest speaker who could aid the career growth of the students.