MEB'S ISO 9001 QUALITY MANAGEMENT CAMPAIGN CONTINUESThe TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification campaign initiated by the Ministry of National Education two years ago gave results. Within this context, two directorates general and 210 schools affiliated to the Ministry have completed the ISO certification procedure.
Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer stated that the Ministry has been carrying out projects in order to maintain national and international management quality standards at schools and institutions since 2020.
Reminding that Directorate General for Vocational and Technical Education, Directorate General for Measurement, Assessment and Examination Services and Directorate General for Special Education Institutes already have TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certificates, Minister Özer said that the Directorate General for Information Technologies and the Directorate General for Measurement, Assessment and Examination Services also received 27001 Information Safety Management System Certificate.
As a result of the activities of the Standardization and Quality Management Department of the Ministry, Directorate General for Personnel and Directorate General for Special Education and Guidance Services achieved to obtain the TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certificate.
5 Directorates General continue to work
Minister Özer stated that the Directorate General for European Union and Foreign Affairs, the Directorate General for Religious Education, the Directorate General for Teacher Training and Development Programs, Head Council of Education and Morality and the Inspection Board continue to work in an effort to receive the TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certificate.
First data concerning ISO campaign at schools and institutions
Minister Özer noted that schools and institutions also carry out activities in cooperation with the Turkish Standards Institute in line with the TSE&EOQ (the European Organization for Quality) Personnel Certification Program and 71 personnel were assigned to work in the TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System program, 77 personnel were assigned to work in the TS ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety System program and 30 analysts were assigned to work in the TS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Program.
Minister Özer gave following information about the quality management system activities carried out at schools and institutions: "Health and safety conditions and quality management of our schools and institutions are certified according to the international standards. 54 schools and education institutions received TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certificate and 156 schools/institutes received TS ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certificate. Certification process concerning TS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System still continues."
Bakan Özer noted that the Ministry started TS EN ISO Quality Management System procedure for teacher guest houses, practice institutes, dormitories and practice hotels and they aim at completing this process until the end of 2023.
Minister Özer presented the certificates to Director General for Personnel Fehmi Rasim Çelik and Director General for Special Education and Guidance Services Cemal Özdemir.