TCRA trains college students on correct use of social networks

12Feb 2020
The Guardian
TCRA trains college students on correct use of social networks

​​​​​​​TANZANIA Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Southern Highlands Zone has given training to students of Mpuguso Teachers College in Rungwe District, Mbeya Region on the correct use of social networks and called upon them to abide by laws to avoid legal action.

Speaking to students and college staff TCRA Zonal Head Asajile John said the aim of the training is to enable college students to understand the laws and opportunities of the social networks and their correct use.

John said the training also aim to educate students to use the social networks for more knowledge instead of engaging on things not beneficial to them.

He said there has been a problem of people using social networks in contravention of the laws by posting fake news, insults and other inappropriate communication.

Some students at the college said the training given will help them to make better use of social networks, different to what they have been doing.

One of the students Elizabeth Pancras said before the training she did not know some of the laws that govern the use of the social networks but now she is now well conversant with the laws.

“From the training I have discovered that registering a simcard biometrically using finger prints is free as many did not know about this,” she said.

Another student Zefania Daniel, a second year student at the collage thanked TCRA for the training and said that they are expected to be a mirror in the society for making better use of the social networks.

She said the training will help them to select the right information from the networks and that they will become change agents encouraging others to do the same.

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