Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology is now ISO 9001:2008 certified
DAVAO DEL SUR – The state-run Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology or SPAMAST announced that it is now ISO 9001:2008 certified following the recent audit of AJA Registrars.
AJA is an independent third-party registration and training service provider that operates across diverse range of industrial and commercial sectors worldwide. And ISO 9001:2008 provides a framework for quality management system that could be easily adopted across all areas of industry and commerce, including academic institutions.
Dr. Irvin Generalao, SPAMAST president, attributed the school’s success in ISO certification to the hard work of the college’s faculty and staff. “This is made possible by our vision to be the leading institution of higher learning in the fields of aqua-terrestrial and techno-entrepreneurship that are responsive to the development needs not only in Mindanao but also in Southeast Asia and beyond,” Generalao said.
He said the certification is an affirmation of SPAMAST’s mission to provide quality instruction and services, which are hoped to contribute to peace and equity, especially in Mindanao.
Generalao said throughout AJA’s audit and screening processes, SPAMAST’s client satisfaction, improved productivity and efficiency, transparency, and accountability, among others, were evident. “While these are our core functions – inherent to a government institution like SPAMAST – we take pride that we deliver as affirmed by the ISO audit,” he said.
Generalao stressed that the challenge now is for the school to sustain its gains in quality management system that conforms to internationally accepted standards on management, policies, resource mobilization, and customer relations. (With a report from Malou Cablinda)