The Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) has broken the record for the first state educational organisation in Nigeria to acquire an ISO certification, becoming the first government agency in Africa to receive both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 21001:2018 certifications.
The certifications for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 21001:2018 are for “The Services of Regulatory Pre-Tertiary Education in Lagos State through Inspection, Monitoring, Assessment, and Providing Assurance of Good Quality Educational Services Related to Teaching and Learning.”
The Director-General of the Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, shared the remarkable achievement on Wednesday and stated that the certificates demonstrate the significant steps the organisation has done to revolutionise the educational landscape in Africa.
“We have curated learning outcomes to inspire intellectual growth for our students, and our quest for excellence has made us the first government educational agency in Africa to receive both prestigious ISO certifications. It is a truly historic achievement for us’’, she noted.
She further added that the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation verified the agency’s excellent quality in regulating pre-tertiary education in Lagos State, while the ISO 21001:2018 certification reinforces the commitment to student-centeredness and high-quality educational services.
She emphasised that these accomplishments are amazing firsts for Nigeria and Africa, underscoring the agency’s persistent commitment to raising educational standards and reshaping educational landscapes.
The DG also stressed the agency’s dedication to pursuing excellence in its mandate, stating that this award will motivate it to continue pushing boundaries, making revolutionary achievements, and altering the education system for the benefit of each learner.
She noted that the state government places a great value on quality education, which is why education is a key component of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s development plan.
She also commended the state government for making considerable infrastructural investments in the education field, which have led to tremendous advancements and advancements in school teaching and learning.
Seriki-Ayeni also requested assistance from stakeholders to carry out its mission and build on its outstanding results.
‘’With your support, we will empower our students with the best education and equip them with the necessary skills to excel. Let us rejoice in these achievements and set our sights on the journey ahead, towards an educational revolution that will create lasting impact’’.
SOURCE – https://pmnewsnigeria.com/2023/08/17/lagos-oeqa-receives-double-iso-certifications/