Expert advises Chemistry Students to maintain Quality as Watchword in Career
A Quality Assurance expert from Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Gbolahan Afolayan, has posited that Quality Assurance as a watchword, and strict adherence to regulations as a way of life, assures an egalitarian society.
He made this assertion at the recently held Town and Gown Seminar of the Department of Chemistry, Covenant University, Ota, where he was the Guest Speaker on the topic, ‘Quality and Regulatory Fundamentals as Change Agent in Industrial Contemporary World’.
While making his presentation, Mr. Afolayan, who is the Regulatory and Trade Affairs Manager at Guinness Nigeria Plc, described quality as inherent traits, features or characteristics in persons, products or services that set them apart or placed them ahead of others.
He stated that Quality Assurance was the accomplishment of a desired level of quality in a service or product, especially by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery or production. According to him, it secured consumers, and acceptability.
While comparing the two roles, he stated that Quality Assurance was the combination of the process or set of processes used to measure and assure the quality of a product, while Quality Control was the process of ensuring products and services met consumer expectations.
According to the Guest Speaker, one of the fundamental differences was that Quality Control was product-oriented, while Quality Assurance was process-oriented. He added that Quality Control ensured desired results or expectations of productions were met, while in Quality Assurance, desired results of processes and systems were met.
He advised the students to prepare themselves while in school to work not only for the money, but to maintain and uphold the ethics of the Quality Assurance profession. Quality assurance he said, helped to sanitize the manufacturing industries in the nation and regulate standards across board.
Earlier in his remarks, the Head, Department of Chemistry, Professor Olayinka Ajani, expressed his gratitude to the Management of Covenant University for ensuring the continuation of the Town and Gown Seminar Series, which had greatly helped to bring a synergy between the academia and the industry.
He appreciated the Guest Speaker for making out time to come amidst his busy work schedule. He also thanked the members of faculty, staff and students of the Department for their contribution to the reality of the day’s event.
Professor Ajani enjoined the students to pay close attention to the lecture of the day as it would greatly benefit them and contribute to their success in the world of work after graduation.
The Regulatory and Trade Affairs Manager with Guiness Nigeria, Mr Gbolahan A. Afolayan, making his presentation