The Director General of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Alhaji Farouk Salim, says Nigeria still lags behind in international standards both in products and services delivery.
The DG who noted this at the inauguration of the national technical committee for adoption and certification of education management standards in Abuja on Thursday said SON is aligning with best international practices.
He said one of SON’s mandates is to support all businesses in determining the quality of products/services using; standardisation, certifications and quality assurance.
“Our decision to adopt this international standard on educational organisations 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 added.
The DG who was represented by Engr. Timothy Abner, Director, Training Services added that although the government is doing a lot to upgrade the standard of products and the education sector.
He however noted there should be additional efforts of adopting and establishing this international best practice, which will assist Nigeria in always delivering globally recognised services and products in different sectors of the economy.