ADMINISTRATION is crucial in efforts to uplift the Fiji Corrections Service to new heights, says Commissioner of Corrections Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu.
He made the comments during the passing out parade of 19 officers who successfully completed a six-week Junior Administration Course last Friday.
"The war against crime in Fiji is not easy and to maintain security and care for those under our custody is even harder," Lt-Col Vasu said
"But in order to sustain this, let us look at administration as the best tool to produce the goods.
"If you put into practice what you have learnt, we will see some changes in the administration of members of the Fiji Corrections Service. This is the second administration course you have completed this year and you are privileged for the opportunity to attend this course," he told the participants.
Lt-Col Vasu said they were in the 21st century and time had changed together with how things were done to safeguard the institution.
"Taking that into consideration together with its direct and positive impact on our performances, the FCS should not find any difficulty in achieving its vision," he said. Topics covered during the course included the various formats of defence writing and applying office systems and functions for instance the use of and maintenance of desk files.
Performing operational duties like sentence calculation and admission procedures were learnt.
Course participants comprised administration officers from all four divisions.