The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has emphasized the need to promote and sustain learning institutions in Nigeria, by ensuring that the services that are provided in schools meet the needs of learners.
The organization gave the indication at the inauguration of the national technical committee for adoption and certification of education management standards, in Abuja.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Committee, the Director General of SON, Alhaji Farouk Salim observed that nternational standards both in products and services delivery is a major challenge facing Nigeria. This he noted is why the SON is aligning to best international practice.
Salim also harped on the need to 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.
“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” he said.
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 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.
He added that the Committee is saddled with the responsibility of drawing up requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of educational organizations management systems.