By Linda Ike
The Standard Organisatíon of Nigeria has identified international standards of products and services delivery as one of the challenges facing the country.
The Director General of SON, Mr. Farouk Salim who stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the National Technical Committee of the Agency maintained that this is why the SON is aligning to best international practice.
Salim said, the inauguration of the committee is for adoption and certification of education management standards in Nigeria.
He noted that one of the SON mandate is to support all businesses in determining quality of products and services using standardization, certifications and quality assurance.
He disclosed that the decision to adopt this international standard on educational organizations management system ISO 21001:2018 is apt at this time when the borders are opened to all forms of trade with other African countries.
” It is important that we promote and sustain our learning institutions by ensuring that the services that are provided in our schools meet the needs of learners, promote equal opportunities for all students and earn the confidence and approval of learners’ sponsors in order to contribute their quota to national growth and development,” he said.
Represented by the Director Training services, SON, Engr. Timothy Abner, the DG commended Government for doing a lot to upgrade the standard of products and educational sector
He suggested there should be additional effort of adopting and establishing this international best practice.
He further added that the Committee is saddled with the responsibility of drawing up requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of educational organizations management systems.