PNG watchdog pushes more civics in schools' project

3:18 pm on 17 May 2017

Transparency International Papua New Guinea is hoping to extend its civics education in schools' project.


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The watchdog group has been providing civics materials to schools for some time with the aim of improving people's understanding of governance and what to expect from the country's leaders.

But the leader of the project Mary Udu said they found there was a need for more elaborate material.

She said power was abused for personal gain and TIPNG aims to have significant numbers in the country who understand governance and what democracy should look like.

"And therefore demand good answers and good practices and tell leaders where their services should go. And that resources should be used and distributed in proper transparent ways."

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