by Yvonne Kambibel – EM TV, Port Moresby
Civic Education will soon be introduced in PNG schools.
A memorandum of understanding has already been signed between Transparency International PNG and the National Department of Education.
The MOU will see the two organisations working to deliver civic education materials and training for schools. This will be made possible through the implementation of the School Based Civic Education, SBCE project.
Students in the country will soon be able to understand the concepts of human rights, democracy, the rule of law and advocacy through civic education.
TIPNG chairman, Lawrence Stephens, says the MOU opens doors for students to have broader learning opportunities.
The National Department of Education believes that through this collaboration, they will be able to fulfil some of their responsibilities, by providing the best educational outcomes for students in preparation for the future years to come.
Deputy Secretary for Education, Dr Eliakim Apelis, added that the department will develop strategies that will help the SBCE project achieve its main objective.