This study examined the link between the Nigeria Institute of Architects and the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) with respect to the Professional Practice Examinations (PPE). It sought to establish why so many graduates are yet to write the PPE and to identify the perceptions about the examination and the professional association. One hundred graduates of architecture were interviewed in South West Nigeria. Findings revealed varying reasons for not seating the exam, ranging from difficulty in filling the log books to the notion that, the examination does not test competence. it was moreover that to evident that there are many misconceptions about the NIA professional practice examination. It is recommended that the registration for the examination be appropriately and regularly reviewed so as to make the process less cumbersome. Patronage from potential certified architects should further be encouraged.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||African Higher Education Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|