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The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has inaugurated the National Technical Committee for the adoption and certification of education management standards.

Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the Committee, the Director General of SON, Farouk Salim, said one of the challenges facing Nigeria has been attainment of international standards both in products and services delivery, hence, SON is aligning to best international practice.

“One of SON’s mandates is to support all businesses in determining the quality of products/services using; standardization, certifications and quality assurance.

As such our decision to adopt this international standard on educational organizations management system ISO 21001:2018 is apt at this time when we have opened our borders to all forms of trade with other African countries.

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” It is important that we promote and sustain our learning institutions by ensuring that the services that are provided in our schools meet the needs of learners, promote equal opportunities for all students and earn the confidence and approval of learners’ sponsors in order to contribute their quota to national growth and development,” he said.

The Director General of SON, who was represented by Engr. Timothy Abner, Director Training services at the SON, added that although government is doing a lot to upgrade the standard of products and the education sector, there should be additional effort of adopting and establishing this international best practice which will assist Nigeria to always deliver globally recognised services and products in different sectors of the economy.

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He added that the Committee is saddled with the responsibility of drawing up requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of educational organisations management systems.

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Kachikwu says ADC will beat APC, PDP, unveils plans on Tuesday

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Dumebi Kachikwu, the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot beat the party in the 2023 election.

Mr Kachikwu said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.

He said the two major parties stood no chance of winning as they have failed Nigerians.

“The country has continued to lag in all indices of development since 1999 when PDP assumed power after which it handed over to APC in 2015,” he said.

Mr Kachikwu said the indices of good governance anchored on the rule of law in Nigeria have remained negative since the return to civil rule in 1999.

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He said the two dominant parties gravely impoverished the country and made it the “poverty capital of the world.”

“Today, the inflation rate has rallied to a 17-year high of 20.5 per cent up from 8.06 per cent in 2014 before the APC took over the reins of power at the centre in 2015, notwithstanding the humongous debt the party has amassed for the country through reckless borrowing.

“This rate of inflation simply means that the average Nigerian cannot afford basic daily necessities like three square meals due to skyrocketing food prices and other essential services like healthcare and education for their children,” he said.

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He urged Nigerians to reinvent the country by voting for ADC, saying that the party has the vision and the know-how to turn the fortunes of the country around.

The ADC presidential candidate urged Nigerians to vote wisely in 2023 to reclaim, revive and restore the positive destiny of Nigeria.

Mr Kachikwu said he would unveil his plans for the election on Tuesday.

Mr Kachikwu was purportedly expelled by a faction of the ADC led by Ralph Nwosu who had run the party for 17 years until he was removed by another group in the party which set up an interim leadership headed by Patricia Akwashiki, a former PDP senator.

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Despite the expulsion, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) published his name on the final list of presidential candidates on 20 September.

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Atiku ignores Wike, appoints Saraki, Anyim, Shekarau, others as campaign advisers

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Atiku ignores Wike, appoints Saraki, Anyim, Shekarau, others as campaign advisers

Ahead of the commencement of the 2023 election campaign on Wednesday, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has made key appointments of Special Advisers aimed at strengthening his presidential campaign team.

The appointees are former Senate Presidents, Dr. Bukola Saraki as Special Envoy to the presidential candidate and Senator Pius Anyim, as Special Adviser.

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Also appointed as Special Advisers to the candidate are former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Senator Ehigie Uzamere.

Atiku Abubakar (Credit: AA)

Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus was also appointed as Technical Adviser to the presidential candidate.

The appointments are to take immediate effect.

Atiku Abubakar charged the appointees to use their vast political experiences in ensuring that the PDP presidential campaign records resounding success in the 2023 election.

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Paul Ibe

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Presidential Candidate of the PDP and former Vice President

Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999-2007)

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APC, PDP failed Nigerians; can’t stand ADC in 2023 poll, says Kachikwu

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Dumebi Kachikwu [Photo Credit: Vanguard News]

Dumebi Kachikwu, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential candidate, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot beat the party in the 2023 election.

Mr Kachikwu, in a statement on Monday, said the two major parties stood no chance of winning as they have failed Nigerians.

“The country has continued to lag behind in all indices of development since 1999 when PDP assumed power, after which it handed over to APC in 2015,” he said.

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Mr Kachikwu said the indices of good governance anchored on the rule of law in Nigeria have remained negative since the return to civil rule in 1999.

He urged Nigerians to reinvent the country by voting for ADC, saying the party has the vision and the know-how to turn the country’s fortunes.

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The ADC presidential candidate urged Nigerians to vote wisely in 2023 to reclaim, revive and restore the positive destiny of Nigeria.

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