Students must understand ICT functions: Virivolomo

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BY BEN BILUA

THE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation says students must understand the function of Information and Communication Technology to avoid getting trapped on cyber issues.

Speaking to students during the ICT awareness programme yesterday, Mr Moses Virivolomo said the current technology has brought in both positive and negative effects for youths and students.

He said the growing technology provides accessible avenue for students in schools to browse into internet sites.

Mr Virivolomo adds that usage of internet in schools within Solomon Islands is now becoming popular but whether for good or bad purposes are the questions that ICT policy needs to address.

“I’m glad that some students of Florence Young School are here today, you must start young to learn and understand ICT.

“Internet is a vital tool that can help students in school on top of that students have the right to do so but I think it is time the country needs to start talking about managing the usage of internet,” he said.

Mr Virivolomo stressed that it is important for students to get better knowledge about ICT before browsing the internet.

He said students’ participation in such transformation is important as far as the sustainability of the knowledge of ICT is preserved for today and future generations.

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