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Aimed at raising awareness of consumer culture “Consumer Protection” in Sur Announces Winners of Contest “Knowing My Rights Protects Me”


The Department of Consumer Protection in Al Sharqiyah South Governorate recently announced the results of the consumer protection competition in the project “Knowing My Rights Protects Me.” Jalan's Private school  in Jalan Bani Buhsan got the first place, and Iq’ra Private School got second place, while Abdul Rahman Bin Ouf Private School got the third place.


Khamis bin Mubarak Al-Jawi Al-Oraimi, Director of the Department, said that the competition aimed to select the most distinguished schools in the field of educating students about their rights and consumer protection, in addition to the programs and initiatives that support the spread of the culture of consumer protection. This will positively affect the delivery of the mission of the Authority and create a competitive environment between the schools of the province.
The evaluation process lasted for a week in accordance with structured mechanisms and standards, taking into account in the assessments of students' awareness of the rights of the consumers, their knowledge of the dangers of using used tires and the dangers of tobacco and the dangers of using black henna. It also evaluates the existence of awareness programs prepared by the school and the partnership with the civil society surrounding the school .
He added that the announcement of the results of this competition is the result of the efforts of private schools participating in this competition and the cooperation shown by these schools during the competition period.
The contest was launched in March in which eight private schools competed in Al Sharqiyah South.  It aimed at creating a conscious generation with solid foundations of the correct perceptions and concepts in the field of consumer culture and encouraging students to contribute to the protection of society from negative consumer practices.


 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law

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