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"Be an inspector with us" campaign for schools and private kindergartens in Al Sharqiyah

03/04/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection in North Sharqiyah Governorate has recently implemented the awareness campaign "Be an Inspector with us" for the students of the Bayan Al Ma'rifah kindergarten and Ajyal Ibra private school.

 

 

The aim of the campaign was to raise the cultural and cognitive level of the students and provide them with the correct consumer skills such as how to write shopping lists and read the dates of production and expiry and to be careful to obtain the purchase bill, as well as to identify the correct way to save food from spoiling. It also aimed introducing students to the eight consumer rights through reading some stories for children from the J the small consumer magazine. The students were also introduced to the steps of successful shopping and health in an interesting manner appropriate to their young age.
In the end, some information materials and educational pamphlets were distributed to the students.

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 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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