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For providing public school students with labor market skills required , PACP launches Consumer Eyes Program

17/06/2019


The Public Authority for Consumer Protection launched the work experience program “Consumer Eyes”

 

implemented by the Authority in the presence of Ahmed bin Saeed Al Busaidi, Director General of Administrative and Financial Affairs, and Dr. Nasser bin Salim Al-Ghanbousi, Director General of the National Center for Vocational Guidance at the Ministry of Education  on June 16, 2019 to train students of public schools at the top of education with the participation of 21 students. This program aims at providing them with a range of skills required by the Omani labor market and training them to practice a range of professions and jobs in various economic sectors, empowering students and enhancing their role in building the society and contributing to job opportunities for them in the future.

A two-week training course was held to familiarize students with the most important events and activities. In addition, a lecture will be held on security and safety, the controls and the most important health and safety signals and the divisions of the departments in which the participants will be trained to look at the administrative and technical work carried out by the Authority such as the General Directorate for Consumer Services and Market Control and the General Directorate for Studies and Development. The program will also include a number of lectures and field visits.

It is worth mentioning that the program comes as a national strategy for education (2040), which provides for the integration of students and their practical integration with the labor market sectors in accordance with recommendation (25) of the second strategy to provide training in the workplace for students in their educational stages for grades (10/12) during the summer. The Authority is one of the leading institutions in the field of cooperation with other sectors in various fields, and is the first government agency to implement this program.

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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