By ALPHONSE PORAU
TWO women were among 10 Correctional Services (CS) officers who graduated from Madang’s Divine Word University on March 12.
Sergeant Mary Wambi Yakuc graduated with a Bachelor in Management, and Corporal Jill Robison Tulo with a Diploma in Project Management.
Deputy CS Commissioner Steven Pokani said sponsoring officers, including women, to pursue careers in different fields of study was part of their internal training programme.
Pokani said it was a yearly programme to sponsor officers and those self-sponsored in other institutions that scored above credit to assist in developing the human resource within the organisation.
“We have an internal training programme that goes on yearly to sponsor our officers in respective fields they apply for,” he said.
“Apart from the ones who graduated last week, there are others taking other course in other institutions like public policy and management in the University of Papua New Guinea and technical fields in PolyTech and also at the Institute of Public Administration.
“Some are self-sponsored but when they complete their courses and score above credit, they will be refunded.”
Sergeant Mary Wambi Yakuc, who has served 33 years in the CS, told The National that she was thankful for the support of her employer as it set a benchmark for the CS on March 12 at DWU.
“The department has invested its resources for us to achieve what we received and on that note, we want to thank the department,” she said.
“We also want to thank our families and friends who invested in us to achieve the milestone.”
Yakuc encouraged the female officers in other fields to persevere in what they want to achieve in their careers and personal lives.
By ALPHONSE PORAU