Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) hosted St. Joseph’s Girls’ Senior Secondary School in Nsambya for a study tour at the bureau’s testing laboratories.
The UNBS head of Chemistry laboratories, Aziz Mukota says the study tours at the testing laboratories are important in instilling the standardization culture into children at a young age.
“When students come here, they learn more about standards, how standards are applied in day to day operations and the testing procedures.” He said.
The students together with their skills’ teacher, Pascal Sentamu thanked UNBS for collaborating with them to make possible, the girl-child skilling program for 12 years now.
“We want to thank UNBS for allowing us to access the testing laboratories and availing their staff to train our students.” Said Pascal Sentamu.
Sentamu further revealed that the study tour exposes the learners to standards, the importance of standards, how they are used in development of products and how producers apply them, which comes in handy given that St. Joseph’s Girls’ Senior Secondary School in Nsambya, has a skills’ project where students learn how to make products like jam, sweets, juice, liquid soap and bar soap among others.
Atwiine Karen, a senior three student and Deputy Chief judge at the school said that the study tour is eye opening and affirms that what they learn at school doesn’t stop in class but is applied practically, thus encouraging them to study hard.
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing and promoting standards, quality products and services to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.