The Director General of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), Alhaji Farouk Salim, has said that one of the challenges facing Nigeria has been international standards both in products and services delivery .
The DG who noted this at the inauguration of national technical committee for adoption and certification of education management standards in Abuja, said the SON is aligning to best international practice.
According to him, one of SON’s mandate is to support all businesses in determining quality of products/services using ; standardization, certifications and quality assurance.
He said 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.
The DG who was represented by Engr. Timothy Abner, Director Training services at the SON added that although government is doing a lot to upgrade the standard of products and the education sector.
He however 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.
He said the committee is saddled with the responsibility of drawing up requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of educational organizations management systems.