By Azania Post Reporter
SECONDARY school students in Tanzania have been encouraged to participate in world standard day essay competition for year 2017 in order to increase knowledge and level of awareness.
Speaking to Azania Post in an exclusive interview today , the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) Director General, Prof Egid Mubofu, said students are ambassadors in standard related issues in the country
“We have decided to engage secondary school students in the competition because we believe that they are good envoys in sending standards message to the public ,” he said.
He said students who will win in this year world standard day (WSD) essay competition would be awarded with laptops and hard cash prizes.
Three laptops and cash prizes ranges for first winner is 350,000/- while second winner will pocket , 250,000-/- and 150,000/- would be provided to third winner .
Prof Mubofu said that this year world standard day which is celebrated on October 14 every year , would be commemorated in Tanzania on 19 October.
“We have forwarded the event because on that date (14 October) we would be remembering the death of father of our Nation , Mwalimu Julius Nyerere,” he said.
He said the theme for this year’s world standards day is: Standards make cities smarter.
World Standards Day is celebrated Internationally each year on 14th October to honour the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop standards within standards development organizations. The aim of the World Standards Day is to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy
October 14 was specifically chosen to mark the date, in 1946, when delegates from 25 countries for the first time gathered in London and decided to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization.
Around the globe, various activities are chosen by national bodies to commemorate the WSD.
The aim of WSD is to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy.