DPM Trainee students get educated on Censorship issues

After five weeks of on the job training with the Department of Personnel Management (DPM), 20 female students from the Caritas Technical Secondary School including one male student from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) participated in a brief yet educational awareness session with the Office of Censorship on Tuesday 15th January, 2019.

The purpose of the awareness program was to inform and educate the students about the roles and functions of the Office and also to inform them of the existing laws surrounding the Office of Censorship and its partners/stakeholders.

The officers explained to the students that an ongoing awareness program is in place within the Office, with a target audience on school aged children. Since the students were involved with job training with DPM, it was only fitting to accommodate them during the brief session to expand on censorship issues and also distribute information materials such as newsletters, posters and school kits.

The students were also encouraged to be mindful of the information that are coming through their mobile phones and tablets/i-pads and were reminded to be responsible when utilising their mobile phones to access information.

One female student expressed concern that the information shared was vital and suggested that the Office visit their school administration and carry out the program to the whole school to which the Office will consider in the first or second quarter of the year 2019.

Acting Recruitment & Selection Officer Ms Sonya Nakisi from DPM, thanked the Office of Censorship for taking time to share these information with the students and wished them well in their educational endeavors.

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