A cross section of the male students listening attentively to the SON message in sign language from one of the Teachers.
L- R Engr. Musa Bauchi presenting the SON branded notebooks, Car hangers and stickers to officials of the Special Education School, Tudun Maliki 

In continuation of its quality awareness programme to Stakeholders, the Kano State office of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria visited the Special Education School, Tudun Maliki, Kano.

The Students were educated on the SON mandate, the quality marks and how to confirm the quality status of products from physical inspection.

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 Esq. enumerated the dangers associated with substandard products, emphasising that they can be life threatening.

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 warned the students to take maximum caution in ascertaining the quality of products before purchase and use, charging them to always guide others as well.

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 the School as one of the  beneficiaries of the sensitization program.

Alhaji Abba stated that the Special Education School was established in 1972 with a current enrollment of 1,517 mostly deaf students with a few having sight challenges.

He acknowledged with thanks, the donation of 700 SON branded notebooks, 16 Car hangers and 100 SON stickers with quality marks to the School.
The SON Sensitization team also had Gimba Y. Williams (Food/Codex); Salisu Usman (Human  Resources Management); Abdullahi A. Abdulkareem (Electrical/Electronics) and Idris Abdullah of Transport departments respectively.
A cross section of the female students being addressed in sign language by a Teacher interpreting the SON message.

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