The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has taken the message of standards and quality to the Special Education School for Deaf and Partially Blind Students, Tudun Maliki, Kano, in continuation of its quality awareness programme to stakeholders in Kano State,
Addressing the students with the aid of interpretation in sign language by Gambo Danbaba, Senior Master, Administration and Mallam Abdullahi Sa’ad, a teacher, SON Director General, Osita Aboloma enumerated the dangers associated with substandard products, emphasising that they can be life threatening to consumers.
Represented by Engr. Musa Bauchi, Chairman Sensitization Committee, the SON Chief Executive explained the dangers associated with food products, electrical/electronic products like bulbs, cables as well as civil/building materials like iron rods and sandcrete blocks in particular.
He educated the students on the SON mandate, the quality marks and how to confirm the quality status of products from physical inspection and warned them to take maximum caution always, in ascertaining the quality of products before purchase and use.
Aboloma enjoined the students to become quality vanguards by educating those around them on the imperatives of demanding for quality at all times.
During the interactive session, the students were excited to learn that SON, also regulates the quality of textiles including their school uniforms.
Responding, the School Principal, Alhaji Rabiu Abba, expressed gratitude on behalf of the students and staff of the school to SON management for choosing it as one of the beneficiaries of the sensitisation programme.
Alhaji Abba stated that the Special Education School was established in 1972 with a current enrolment of 1,517 mostly deaf students with a few having sight challenges. He acknowledged with thanks, SON’s donation of 700 branded notebooks, 16 car hangers and 100 SON stickers with quality marks.