SON Insists On Global Best Practices, Inaugurates Committee To Certify Education Sector

Standard Organization of Nigeria has said it is promoting best international practice and urged Nigerians to adhere to them in the provision of services and manufacturing of goods

The Director General of SON, Farouk Salim said this while inaugurating a national technical committee for the adoption and certification of education management standards.

Salim said, “One of SON mandate is to support all businesses in determining quality of products/services using ; standardization, certifications and quality assurance. As such our decision to adopt this international standard on educational organizations management system ISO 21001:2018 is apt at this time when we have opened our borders 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, Engineer Timothy Abner, Salim added that although government is doing a lot to upgrade the standard of products and the education sector, he however also noted there should be additional effort of adopting and establishing this international best practice will assist Nigeria to always deliver globally recognized services and products in different sectors of the economy.

The Inaugurates Committee is saddled with the responsibility of drawing up requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of educational organizations management systems.

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