Engr. Richard Adewunmi (Director of Marketing) Mr. Bassey Mathias (Deputy Director Marketing), Mrs. Mosunmola Samuel (Head Customer Feedback and Collaboration, Mr. Adewale Williams (Franchise & Enterprise Concern Ltd), Dr. Aderonke Oyeyiola (University of Lagos) and host of other SON staff.

In her continued effort toward educating and sensitizing the younger generation on standardization, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in collaboration with the African Regional Organisation for Standardization (ARSO) held a one-day quiz competition to commemorate this year’s African Day of Standardisation at the SON multi-laboratory complex Ogba, Lagos.Speaking at the event, the Director-General Mallam Farouk Salim in his keynote address highlighted the importance of standards in our daily existence as humans, and in the environment, we live in.Salim stated that the young generation needs to imbibe standards and quality as a way of life, urging the young scholars to be advocates and ambassadors of standards anywhere they find themselves because knowing the difference between standards and substandard products and services will indeed stand them out in life.Mallam Farouk who was represented by the Director of Marketing, Engr. Richard Adewunmi noted that it was high time we create awareness and involve the younger ones about standards so that whenever they go shopping with their parents, they are aware of the goods they are buying to identify the quality and standards of those products”.The DG further added that there are certain information on products that should be read through before purchase so that informed choices can be made, because sometimes the products available may not be the right product, and thus may be injurious to the consumer.The Chairman of the Panel of Judges for the competition Mr. Adewale Williams a renowned public speaker and educationist, in his remarks, encouraged the pupils to make the best out of the competition, emphasizing that it is an avenue to broaden their knowledge of standards and quality.Williams, therefore, encouraged SON to extend the exercise to all schools not as an extra-curricular, but as a core curricular program because standardization goes beyond products and the information needs to be shared amongst the younger generation.According to him, the need to enlighten the school children is important, especially during the celebration of this year’s African Day of Standardisation as there is an urgent need to pass the vital message of Standards and quality to the next generation.Fifteen Schools (15) participated in the inaugural edition of the SON-ARSO/ AFRICAN DAY OF STANDARDISATION Quiz completion with Grace Schools, taking the 1st position, Nigeria Tulip International College 2nd position and Dansol High School 3rd position respectively.The SON- ARSO Maiden Quiz competition had the following schools and dignitaries in attendance; Grace Schools, Holy Child, Honey land, Wellspring, Dansol, Faith Academy, Igbobi College Yaba, Maryland comprehensive Secondary School, Nigeria Tulip International College, Command Secondary School, Solomon Grace Secondary School, Kings College, Dowen College, Queens College and CMS Grammar School.

Chairman of the panel of Judges, Mr Williams Adewale rendering his welcome and setting the ground rules for the quiz competition

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