UNICEF supports the launch of the PNG Education Department’s Behaviour Management Policy

The Papua New Guinea National Department of Education (NDoE) today launched its Behaviour Management Policy (BMP) and a complementing Scouts Policy in a small but significant ceremony at the Hagara Primary School in Port Moresby.

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Children salute and showcase the report.
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03 August 2021

The Papua New Guinea National Department of Education (NDoE) today launched its Behaviour Management Policy (BMP) and a complementing Scouts Policy in a small but significant ceremony at the Hagara Primary School in Port Moresby.

Photos from the event.
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The revision and dissemination of the BMP have been supported by UNICEF through the United Nations (UN) and the European Union’s (EU) joint Spotlight Initiative, a multi-year program and partnership, generously funded by EU, that addresses and promotes positive change in social gender norms, attitudes and behaviours to help end violence against women and girls.

UN Resident Coordinator, Dirk Wagner addresses the gathering.
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“Through this partnership with NDOE and UNICEF, the Spotlight Initiative has contributed to addressing school related gender-based violence through the BMP that is being launched today. We hope that this policy will support your well-being and that it also will better guide teachers to make sure you are safe and that they can better address student issues. We want to create safer and more conducive learning environments so that all of you can reach your full academic potential and that you can live your dreams and become what you want to become.”

Dirk Wagener, UN Resident Coordinator a.i

Distribution to the children.
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“The timing of the BMP to work hand in hand with the scouting program is indeed welcoming news as our country seeks workable solutions to addressing many underlying problems that are prevalent in many of our schools throughout the nation,” said Sir Bob Dade, Governor General of Papua New Guinea and also General Chief Scout and Patron of Scout Association of PNG.

“Embracing the scout program into the national education system will indeed generate significant behavioural change in our children so that they can become valuable citizens and at the same time raise the standard of education in PNG through integral human development.”

Photos from the event.
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“The BMP is a whole of school approach to creating a conducive learning environment, promoting positive behaviours and reducing opportunities for poor behaviours in schools.”

Hon. Jimmy Uguro, Minister for Education (left)

“I thank the scout association for the work being done to develop good citizens. Scouts is all about discipline and this is the kind of behaviour we want to incorporate into our school curriculum to ensure that our students value themselves.”

Showcasing the report at the event.
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A significant milestone achievement for the Department of Education who will roll out these policies in all schools across the country.

Students from Hagara Primary School at the event.
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Students from Hagara Primary School at the event.
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Hagara Primary School students were the proud hosts of the launch event.

Members of the PNG Scout Association
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Members of the PNG Scout Association perform an item during the launch event.