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In (Knowledge of my rights is a protection for me) project: Conclusion of Consumer Protection competition in Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate

07/05/2018


The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate, in cooperation with the Directorate General of Education in the Governorate, concluded the evaluation of the schools that participated in the Consumer Protection competition in (Knowledge of my rights is a protection for me) project for the school year 2017/2018.

 

 

The evaluation committee members visited the participant schools: Abdulrahman Bin Auf Private School, Al-Barem Private School, Dar Al-Manhal Private School, Sur Private School, Shams Al-Ma’arifa Private School, Abdullah Bin Abbas Private School and Ja’lan Private School. The committee members met with the schools’ administration staff and students to know about the initiatives, and the activities in the Consumer Protection competition which is a part of (Knowledge of my rights is a protection for me) project.
 The members made sure of the schools’ compliance with the evaluation elements such as: raising the students awareness of consumers rights and consumer protection issues, as well as, the provision of programs and initiatives supporting the promotion of consumer culture.
The Director of the Department, Mr. Khamis Mubarak Al-Jawi Al-Uraimi mentioned that the competition is aimed at passing PACP message to all segments of the community, and in particular the students, to raise their consumer awareness and to let them know of the rights, and duties to protect themselves from wrong practices, and to raise a generation with solid foundation of awareness and the right concept, which will contribute in fortifying the community from the wrong practices, enhance and adjust the unwanted behavioral patterns and concepts which will positively reflect economically, socially and health wise on the  
Mr. Al-Uraimi also indicated that (Knowledge of my rights is a protection for me) project is being implemented for the first time this year, with the hope that it will go as planned, and to be expanded to be implemented in all the schools in and outside Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate.
 

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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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