The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has engaged proprietors of public and private secondary schools in Kano State on the importance of education system management: ISO 21001 to the delivery of of sound and quality education across the country.
The Director General of the organisation, Mallam Farouk Salim, during the engagement meeting in Kano, said ISO 21001 certification is a management system standard specifically designed for educational organisations with the aim of improving quality and effectiveness of education.
According to him, the standard provides a framework for implementing and maintaining a management system that ensures the holistic development of learners.
“It covers all aspects of the educational organisation, including curriculum development, teaching and learning processes, assessment and evaluation, student support services, and staff development,” he said.
Similarly, Muhammed Sai’d, Assistant Director of Education Education Quality Assurance Service (FEQAS), from the Federal Ministry of Education, described the system as part of activities in education sector, where all hands must be on deck.
Sai’d said there was a little gap in education system where non governmental organisations, individuals and influencial indigenes needed to step in to bridge the gap.
Some stakeholders, Kassim Akinriola from St Louis Secondary School, and Hassan Ibrahim from Gwarzo Secondary School, both in Kano State, thanked the organisation for organising the forum, which they said was beneficial to them.
Stakeholders from private and public secondary schools, education sector, union bodies, among others, attended the forum.
The Director, System Management Certification, Mr Nyako Felix, presented a paper on Implementing ISO21001 and its benefits to schools.