Training boost for prisons


Correctional Services is focusing on developing competency by training officers as public servants, says an official.
Training Commandant Chief Inspector Redmond Danjiri said at the closing of the CS cadet single service training programme last Friday that they had partnered with the University of Papua New Guinea Open College to offer diploma courses to their officers.
The training programme was initiated in 2013 by the late Commissioner Martin Balthazar, the late deputy commissioner administration David Melange and the late executive director of the UPNG Open College Samuel Haihuie.
Danjiri said it was through them that planning was done for the correctional services in-service cadet programme.
He said the programme was delayed because of some factors affecting its implementation.
He said the partnership between the CS and the UPNG Open College was called the Joint Forces College which currently had eight cadet officers who began their studies last year.
The CS in-service cadet programme takes 12 months – four for theory and eight for practical or on-the-job training.