CATCHING THEM YOUNG – SON INAUGURATES STANDARDS CLUBS IN OGUN SCHOOLS

SON Regional Coordinator, South West, Mrs. Tosan Akin-Akosile presenting a brochure of the Standards Club launch to Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, Secretary to Ogun State Government who represented the Governor

As part of continued efforts to sensitize the public, especially at the grassroots on the importance of standards and quality, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has inaugurated Standards Clubs in Schools and colleges in Ogun State.

Speaking at the ceremony in Abeokuta, the Director General, Osita Aboloma Esq. stated that “over the years there has been a steady decline in the culture of Standards application to our daily lives. The most viable option of restoring this ethic is to engage the minds of Nigerian youths by creating a awareness to make informed decisions on quality of products they patronize.”

Represented by the Regional Coordinator, South West, Mrs Tosan Akin-Akosile the SON DG said the programme, which will also impart general knowledge of standards and quality to the young, is meant to sustain the economy and pride of Nigeria.

She said the Standards Club will help youths imbibe Standards and quality culture in their daily lives thereby building quality vanguards that will promote the values and culture of Standards application amongst Nigerians.

Flagging off the inauguration of the Clubs on behalf of Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa assured SON of the government’s support in ensuring that the club spreads to all schools in the nooks and crannies of the State.

Representing the Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, the Permanent Secretary, Alh. Sefiu Abdulrasheed commended SON for the novel initiative, stating that the clubs would help in channelling the mindset of the youths to do the right things at all times, given the high number of schools in the State.

Welcoming guests to the inauguration, the State Coordinator, Ogun State Office I, Engr Samuel Ayuba said the objective of the club was to engage stakeholders at a stage when habits and attitudes are being formed as a tool for sustainable life improvement through standardization and quality assurance.

Also speaking at the event, SON Coordinator, Ogun State Office II, Engr Cherry Achema urged the children to go forth and preach the gospel of Standards and quality to their peers, parents and the world at large.

According to him, quality should be seen in all that they do as members of the Standards Clubs henceforth.

Seventeen schools represented at the inauguration include the six pioneers from the State capital, Abeokuta namely;
– Greenland Primary School,
– Obafemi Owode Secondary School,
– St. Augustine Nursery and Primary School,
– Abeokuta Secondary School
– African Church Grammar School, and
– Mercyland Comprehensive High School.

Also present from Egba, Ijebu, Yewa and Remo Zones include Greenland Academy; Obafemi Owode Nursery and Primary School; Saint Augustine Grammar School, Abeokuta Grammar School Idi-Aba, Greenland Academy, Obafemi Owode Nursery and Primary School, Iyankan High School Isara-Remo, Integrity Secondary School, African Church Grammar School Ita-Iyalode Abeokuta and Saint Peter’s College (SNR) Abeokuta.

Others were Egba Comprehensive High School, United High School, Comprehensive Academy, Saint Augustine Nursery & Primary School, Government Science and Technical College, Makun High School, Isara-Remo, Remo Divisional High School, Patterson Memorial Baptist Grammar School, and Afro Grammar School.



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