The Institute of Data Processing Management (IDPM) of Nigeria is one of the leading and fastest growing professional bodies in Nigeria. As a result, IDPM certificates are in high demand for admission into various levels (Degree, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Degree programmes) in various disciplines (Management-related and Computer-related courses) in various tertiary institutions (Universities, Polytechnics, etc) in Nigeria and abroad. With the aid of qualified, experienced and competent graduate lecturers, as well as very conducive learning environment; the practical-based training of IDPM of Nigeria equips candidates with the requisites to meet with the demand of this age of computer and information technology.

The Institute of Data Processing Management (IDPM) of Nigeria stands for Effective Data Processing and System Management. It is a professional body which is recognized under the companies and Allied Matters Decree 1, of 1990. It is the Nigerian counterpart of IDPM London, now known as the Institute for Management of Information System (IMIS). The IDPM (Institute of Data Processing Management of Nigeria) programme is designed to ease the process of knowledge and skill upgrades. It is particularly useful to employees with lower qualifications who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skill in order to move up the corporate ladder.

The programme is self-paced, making it highly suitable to employees who cannot take study leaves. It could be run as part-time, full-time or any other schedule that suits the working condition of the employee. Completion of Part I & II and Part III & IV stages of the course is equivalent to OND (Ordinary National Diploma) and HND (Higher National Diploma) respectively. Graduates of the first stage (Part I & II) and second stage (Part III & IV) of the Professional programme are eligible for Direct Entry into 200 Level University Degree programmes and Post Graduate Degree programmes respectively if so wished.


The aims and objectives of this Institute are:

(1) To serve as the central body of authority for those engaged or about to engage in the field of Data Processing and Systems Management .

(2) To run courses and coduct proffessional examinations in the field of Data processing and system Managements.

(3) To award professional memebership certificate to qualified proffessionals as determined by the council.

(4) To organise seminars ,symposia,conferences for it's members ,other Data processing practitioners and the general public.

(5)To confer the titles of Analyst ,Snr, and Chief Analyst on its members who pocess such qualifications as determined by the council.

(6) To confer meritorious award on eminent personalities who have contributed towards the development of Data processing proffesion in particular and humanity in general.

To effectively achieve the above, the institute shall:

(a) Set up manpower development Institutions individuallly or in collaboration with other recognised training Institutions.

(b)Establish branches throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Data Processing training facilities as well as have common views.

(c) Publish journals ,Newsletters ,Magazines,books relating to the profession of Data Processing Management and other general Literature that will be of benefits to members.

(d) Assist members to effectively run computer bureau for firms and individuals by providing appropriate counseling services as and when needed;

(e)Assist the arms of government and business organization on matters relating to effective data processing management; and

(f)Undertake professional visit to other countries for comparable studies.

Fountain Trust Educational Consult is a Corporate Member of the Institute of Data Processing Management (IDPM) of Nigeria. (This is in accordance with the provision above. It is a recognized manpower development institution that trains individuals in data processing in collaboration with IDPM of Nigeria ). By virtue of the Corporate Membership, it is empowered by the Institute to:

▪ Publicize admission into IDPM programmes.

▪ Admit candidates into IDPM programmes.

▪ Train candidates in IDPM programmes.

▪ Present candidates for IDPM examinations.

Courses that students can further in:-

Direct entry


Business Administration,


Computer Economics,

Computer Science,

Computer Engineering,

Business Education, etc

Post Graduate Diploma (PGD):

Management Information System,

Business Management,

Public Administration,

DP/Marketing Management

DP/Management Accounting

Information Technology, etc

Universities where IDPM Certificates are recognized

Olabisi Onabanjo University,

Ambrose Alli University,

Ekiti State University,

Crescent University,

Obafemi Awolowo University,

Ladoke Akintola University,

St. Clement University; Australia,

Aldersgate College/University; Philippine,

University of Applied Science; Port-Novo,

European-America University; New York,

Walden University, London

Sikkim Manipal University; India (Ghana Campus) etc.

Professional Bodies around the world where IDPM Certificates are recognised

Association for Computer Machinery (ACM); New York USA

Institute of Management Information System (IMIS); London

Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET); United Kingdom

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); USA

Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM); Nigeria

Chartered Institute of Commerce (CIC); Nigeria

Chartered Institute of Certified Secretaries and Reporters (CICSR), Nigeria. etc

We have only listed Universities in which Graduates of the programme are currently offering courses; you are encouraged to make enquiries into other Universities not listed independently.


Intending students are required to have Five (5) O-Level Credits, although students still awaiting their results may be considered.

More than a Course

At IDPM we take our students through rigorous Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical training to make them better equipped to face the challenges of the modern world. We prepare them not only for the Labour market but also to become worthy entrepreneurs through our management courses.

Finally, we make them well rounded by applying hands-on computer techniques to problem solving and financial management.

Our Training Staff

With our army of Graduates from reputable universities, members of world class professional institutes and holders of international certifications; our students are in great hands.

IDPM Part 3 & 4 result can now be converted to BSc. Degree, through some Universities and as well go for NYSC service through the University. NYSC exception certificate based on Institution is now being issued at the completion of the final exam of IDPM.


There are FIVE difference membership grades in the institute and the council of the institute will only accept into appropriate membership grades, qualified application(s) with considerable experience.

(1) Student Member: student membership is open to any person who has sat for ordinary level G.C.E. or W.A.S.C., S.S.C.E. or equivalent, and is pursuing or willing to pursue a course of study leading to the examination institute.

(2) Associate Member (AIDPM): associate member is open to any person in possession of part IV Certificate of the institute or HND/B.SC or Equivalent qualification in data processing, accountancy or business qualification in data processing from recognized Universities; polytechnic, professional bodies and institution of higher learning.

(3) Full Member (MIDPM): full membership statue will be accorded to persons who have serve the commerce, industry or public services at executive level after completion of the final examination of the institute, or B.Sc/HND or authenticated equivalent qualification. Those with higher qualification such as PGD, MBA, MPA, M.Sc, etc. in a related disciple, will be admitted into this grade.

(4) Fellow Member (FIDPM): this grade is design for commendable achievers in data processing management or Business Executives, Accountants , Chief Executive of Reputable Organizations who have contributed to the development of the profession of data processing, business management, backed by practical experience of five or more years will be admitted into the grade.

(5) Corporate Member (CIDPM): This grade of membership is given only to organizations engaged in the training of data processing professionals, service organisations etc


The institute is structured into various department headed by officers not below Associate membership grades:


1. The Registrar

2. Deputy Registrar

3. Assistant Registrar ( Examination)

4. Assistant Registrar (Accounts)

5 Head, Training & Technology

6. Head ,Disciplinary

7. Head, special Duties

8 Head ,Engineering & Technology

9 Head, Social Welfare & Job creation

10 Head, Planning & Research

11 Head, Corporate Affairs & Information

12 Head , Editorial


Made up of the president, vice presidents, Registrar who is the secretary to the council and other nine members who must be fellow members of the body.

C - Committees

D - State Chapters

E - Council of Area coordinators

F - Advisory Board

G - Council of Fellows/Full members


The Institute conducts Exam in July and December every year in the following levels:

1. Foundation Certificate in Data Processing Management

2. Professional Diploma in Data Processing Management

3. Graduate Diploma in Data Processing Management

4. Professional Diploma in Computer Data Engineering


Foundation level

Computer Appreciation

Business Communication 1


Programming & Operation

Quantitative Method 1

Business Economics 1

Professional Diploma (Part 1)

Data Processing 1

Business Communication

Accounting Method

Business Economics

Management Info Systems 1

Professional Diploma (Part 2)

Data Processing II

Programming Project

Quantitative Method

Industrial Law

Management Info System II

Graduate Diploma (Part 3)

Computer Software

System Analysis & Design 1

Data Processing Mgt. Techniques

Costing Techniques

Organization & Admin.

Research Method

Graduate Diploma (part 4)

System Analysis & Design II

System Analysis & Design III

Data processing & Mgt. Standard

Principle of Marketing

Computer Engineering

Research Project.

Associate Membership (AIDPM)


Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)

In affiliate with most Universities both at National and International Levels.

Entry Qualifications

1. Foundation Certificate (WASC or SS3 Students)

2. Professional Diploma (At least 5 credits at WASC, SSCE plus IDPM Foundation or OND)

3. Graduate Diploma (IPDM Professional Diploma. HND. B.SC.)

4. Associate/Post Graduate Diploma (IDPM Graduate Diploma or Graduate of Computer Science or Management students)


The institute is legally recognized under companies and allied matters decree 1 of 1990 by the federal government of nigeria. Its qualifications are recognized for admission into universities for degree and pot-graduate courses and also for professional membership of other professional bodies, both in Nigeria and overseas.


The institute organizes graduation\award ceremony for its successful candidates where diploma certificates are awarded. Also, during the ceremony, fellowship and other membership certificate are awarded to some of its members and other prominent Nigerians who are believed to be promoting the profession of data processing and systems management.


The institute usually send its students on a six-month industrial attachment to reputable organizations. It is mandatory for all idpm members who have successfully completed their professional diploma parts 1 & 2 stages to proceed for six-month industrial/practical training after which they can mow proceed to write the graduate diploma examinations.


Annual conference are organized by the institute in selected towns and cities within nigeria, to review the previous years activities



389 Old Ojo Road,Abule-Ado Bus/Stop, Satellite Town, Lagos Tel: 01-4300430

Sandra Computer Institute

M37, Ire Akari Road, Isolo,Lagos.

Ogun State University Consults

21,Igbeba Rd, Ijebu Ode.

Christ The King Catholic College

Odolewu- Ijebu,(Along Ijebu-Odew -Epe Road)

Datamasta Computer School

G98,Isare Street, Ilesha




Corporate Members N10,000

Fellow Members N10,000

Full Members N5,000

Associate Members N2,000

Students Members N1000


Application Form

Form and other information can be obtained from the following offices at the rate of #1,000.00

The Registrar, IDPMN

389, Old Ojo Road, Abule Odu B/Stop, Sattelite Town , Lagos

Tel 01--4300430

Dr . S.A . Tella, FIDPM

Director (Cesap)

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State

Tel 080-33190791

The Proprietess

Sandra Computer Institute

37, Ire Akari Road, Isolo , Lagos.

Tel 080-33318317, 4524647, 4521154

The Principal

Christ The King Catholic College


Tel 080-33952415

The Co-ordianator

Idpm Osun State Chapter

50 , Fajuyi Road, Ile Ife

Tel 08037124019, 036-233964

Prof C. Akinyokun, FIDPM

HOD (Computer Science)

Federal University Of Technology, Akure.

Dr. S.A Awoniyi, FIDPM

Deputy Provost

College Of Education, Lafiaji, Kwara State

Tel 031-600023, 600567

Computer Department

Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology,

Ogbomoso, Oyo State



Chief analyst E.O. Mosindi, FIDPM


Chief analyst C.O. Mokwenye, MIDPM

Deputy Registrar (Accounts)

Chief analyst A.O. Siakpere, MIDPM

Assistant Registrar (Exams)

Chief Analyst M.N. Tieminie, MIDPM

Head, Disciplinary

Chief Analyst J.A. Orenaike, MIDPM

Head ,Monitoring & Implementation

Chief Analyst Kingsley Sampson, MIDPM

Head, Training & Development

Engr. H.O. Afariogun, AIDPM

Head, Engineering & Technology

Chief Analyst Richard Obamrewho, MIDPM

Head, Corporate Affairs & Information

Snr. Analyst Kayode Akanni, AIDPM

Head, Social Welfare & Job Creation

Snr. Analyst Samuel Igheghe, AIDPM

Head, Planing & Research

Prince Efe Erhabor, AIDPM

Head, Special Duties

Snr. Analyst kevin Hope Eke, AIDPM

Head, Editorial


Snr. Analyst M.B. Olawale, MIDPM

Executive officer (Workshop)

Snr. Analyst Kehinde Awolola, AIDPM

Executive Officer (Centers and Services)

Snr. Analyst A.O. Idowu, AIDPM

Executive Officer (Membership)

Godwin. M. Ezarafe , AIDPM

Executive Officer (Training)


His Imperial Majesty, Oba Okunade Sijuade, Olubuse II

The Oni of Ife



  • Admission Requirements

    1. First School Leaving Certificate.

    The Foundation Level covers the requirement for the award of the Certificate of Institute of Data Processing Management (IDPM) of Nigeria.

    Admission Requirements

    1. Five (5) credits in not more than two (2) sittings at SSCE, GCE, WASC, NECO, etc.

    2. Awaiting result candidates will be considered.

    3. Mature candidates with less qualification but with relevant experience will also be considered.

    Professional Diploma (Parts I & II) is equivalent to Ordinary National Diploma (OND).

    Admission Requirements

    1. University/Polytechnic Diploma Certificate, or

    2. Relevant Professional qualification.

    Graduate Diploma (Parts III & IV) is equivalent to Higher National Diploma (HND)/B.Sc/B.A./etc.

    The Admission Requirements for any of the Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes are

    1. HND/B.A./B.Sc./B.Ed. etc in a relevant course, or

    2. Relevant Professional qualification.

    The Admission Requirements for any of the Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes are

    1. HND/B.A./B.Sc./B.Ed. etc in a relevant course, or

    2. Relevant Professional qualification.

    The Admission Requirements for any of the Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes are

    1. HND/B.A./B.Sc./B.Ed. etc in a relevant course, or

    2. Relevant Professional qualification.

    The Admission Requirements for any of the Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes are

    1. HND/B.A./B.Sc./B.Ed. etc in a relevant course, or

    2. Relevant Professional qualification.

    The Admission Requirements for any of the Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes are

    1. HND/B.A./B.Sc./B.Ed. etc in a relevant course, or

    2. Relevant Professional qualification.

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    Lagos, Nigeria

    Call: +2348122769953, +2348057832794


    389, Old Ojo Road, Abule Odu B/Stop, Sattelite Town

    Lagos, Nigeria

    Call: (+234)014300430


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