By Abba-Eku Onyeka
Students of school for the deaf and partially blind in Tudun Makuli, Kano have benefitted from Standards Organisation of Nigeria’s (SON) awareness creation against the use of substandard products in Nigeria.
In a recent release signed by SON’s Rulwanu ‘Bola Fashina, the students were addressed on the dangers of consumption of substandard products by the Director-General (DG) of SON, Ostia Aboloma Esq, which was interpreted to then in sign language by Gambo Danbaba, Senior Master, Administration and Mallam Abdullahi Sa’ad, a Teacher.
Represented by Engr Musa Bauchi, Chairman Sensitization Committee, the DG explained the dangers associated with substandard food products, electrical/electronic products like bulbs, cables, as well as civil/building materials like iron rods and sand-crete blocks in particular. He educated the students on the parastatal’s 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, just as he enjoined them to extend the message to those around them. During interactions, 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 of the students and the school to SON Management for choosing the School as one of the beneficiaries of the sensitization program. He informed that the School was established in 1972 with a current enrolment of 1,517 mostly deaf students with a few having sight challenges. He commended SON for donating 700 branded notebooks, 16 car hangers and its 100 stickers with quality marks.