PNG Election Dates Set For April to July UPDATED

2022 PNG Election: Papua New Guineans are expected to go to the polls to elect the 111 parliamentarians on 25 June 2022. The election will take place over a period of 13 weeks from April to July 2022.

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2022 National Election Dates

  • Issue of Writs: Thursday 28 April 2022
  • Nomination Close: Thursday 5 May 2022
  • Polling Period starts: Saturday 25 June 2022
  • Polling Period ends: Friday 8 July 2022
  • Return of Writs: On or Before Friday 29 July 2022

PNG Election 2022 in Perspective

The Issue of Writs is on the 22 of April 2022. Intending candidates have 7 days to make their election nominations. 

The window of 7 weeks campaign period from the close of the nomination to the start of polling. Polling will take place over 2.5 weeks (16 days). 

The counting of elections is scheduled to take place over a period of 3 weeks.

All in all, the 2022 PNG National Election is scheduled to take place within a period of 13 weeks, from 28 April 2022 to 29 July 2022. 

Here is what the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission said about how voting is supposed to happen...

Useful links: PNG Elections 2022

2022 general election | PNG 2022 Election Updates | PNG Electoral Commission | Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates | Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission 

Yellow Pop It: Popper Fidget Craze in UK, US and Australia

Rainbow Yellow Pop It: Pop-It is similar to the good old bubble wrap. It is a fidget toy with an endless cycle of push and pop. After you've popped it all on one side, you just flip it over and start popping again. Pop It is also known as a push pop fidget toy. It comes in a variety of colours, shapes, and sizes. The fidget toys are made out of silicone.
Pop It fidget toy phone case


What Popper Fidget Pop It  Users are Saying about it

There are several types of Pop It Fidget Toys available on the market and they come in different sizes, shapes and colours. The table shows the different types of Pop It Fidget Toys and what their users say about them.

Pop It

User Opinion

Simple Dimple Pop It

I love Pop It. Just about 2 months ago I discovered fidget toys and now I have 50 of them.

Rainbow Colour Yellow Pop It - Circular

I have a circular rainbow coloured pop it, and I love to play with it! It brings so much joy to me and my friend.

Jumbo Pop It

I have a jumbo Pop It. It’s so much fun when my friends come around.

Pop It Phone Case

One of my friends has a Pop It phone case. He doesn’t share it with me, but I know he has so much fun with it.

Rainbow Colour Pop It - Square

I love the rainbow colour square Pop It. It is like a bubble wrap, I enjoy the sound of it or just the satisfaction of pressing it down!

Heart-shaped Yellow Pop It

I have a rainbow circle and pink and blue heart one.

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Why is Popper Fidget Yellow Pop It Popular among Children?

Pop It is taking over the fidget spinner craze. The new fidget toy is trending on TikTok under the hashtag #PopIt with over 300 million views. The new content creators are getting thousands of views on TikTok and YouTube the minute they released new content about the new fidget toys. Take a look at the screenshot taken at the time of this article. It is crazy.

What are the Benefits of Pop It Fidget Toy?

The Rainbow colour and Yellow Pop It Fidget Toys are durable and safe for children. Pop It users are saying that popping the bubbles and listing to the pop sound acts as a stress and anxiety reliever. The simple act of popping can also improve concentration levels among children who struggle to maintain concentration.
Disclaimer: Pop It is a new children’s toy on the market and marketeer are using the benefits as a strong sales pitch to sell the product. Therefore, do further research to ascertain the pros and cons of using the Pop It Fidget toy.

Should Schools Allow Students to Bring Pop It?

Popper Fidget Yellow Pop It in Schools: With the growing interest shown on YouTube and TikTok, we are wondering whether students should bring Pop It to school. In a recent BBC poll majority of the voters said ‘yes’ to bringing Pop It fidget to school:
  • 60% said YES,
  • 23% said NO, and
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The poll shows over two-thirds of the voters are willing to take Pop It to schools as they feel it is satisfying to play with. Many who voted for felt that it helps them to concentrate and or releases stress. 

However, some voters have not heard of Pop It. They have heard of the Fidget Spinner and how many schools in the UK, Australia and the US did NOT allow children to bring them it. What do you think?

Let us know what you think in the comment. Do you think Pop It should be allowed in schools?

How to Use Twitter Keyword Analysis and Advanced Search Filters

Twitter Advanced Searches: In this article,  you'll find out how to use the Twitter Advanced Search and filter tweets by location, dates and trends. The problem is that Twitter users are not able to set the advanced search filters on mobile phones. The advanced search filters are ONLY available in Web-app. 

We provide the web-app link in this article to make it easy for readers to personalise their Twitter searches. There are many ways to search Twitter. However, here we look at the most common ways to use the Twitter Advanced Search on mobile phones and PC/Laptop computers.

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Why Use Twitter Keyword Analysis and Twitter Advanced Search Filters and 

Many Twitter users are finding Twitter searches to be relevant and up-to-date. Others are using it for Twitter Keyword Analysis. In fact, Twitter is seen as a go-to place to search for trending topics, #hashtags and images and videos for personal and business uses. For example, businesses are using it to get an idea about what is hot in their niche markets.

The ease of downloading videos has, also, made it a place for creators to go to when looking for Video Downloads. This can be a problem and we discuss how to deal with copyright infringements at the end of this article.

Advanced Twitter Search - Mobile Smartphone

The Twitter advanced search allows a user to find news or topics trending them. We discuss how to use the *gear* button to automatically personalise feeds on your Twitter App.

Smartphone users can set search filters by location, search cookies and preferences. There are two things a Twitter user can do to enhance the Twitter Search Queries on mobile phones:

1. Search by keyword or hashtag using the search button, and arrange by latest tweet to see the tweets by date; and

2. Use the Twitter Advanced Search gear button (⛭ ) to bring in Tweets relevant to your location and preference.

Below are some tips to use the Twitter Search By Date, hashtag, and how to personalised the popular trends. Perhaps it is important to remind readers that the basic search features are available on Twitter Mobile-app. But, the Twitter Advanced Search Filters are only available on Web-app.

How to Advanced Twitter Search
Smartphone Search Bar for Basic Searches

Twitter Advanced Search Filters - Web-app for Twitter Keyword Analysis

The Twitter advanced search filters are available on Web-app. If you are going the get the best Twitter feeds, set the Advanced Search filters using the Web-app — you can access it directly by heading to There, users can set the filters and do Twitter Keyword Analysis by:

  • words/phrases,
  • accounts,
  • engagement and
  • dates.
Web app link for Twitter Advanced search
Web-app Twitter Filter by Date, People, Engagement, Words...

Twitter Search by Date

Twitter search by date is a feature that the bird's app created to enable users to filter Tweets by
  • Month, 
  • Day and 
  • Year. 
The results are pretty good, but users must adjust the advanced search on a PC/Laptop computer.

Search Twitter by #Hashtags

The Hashtag search is a great way to find great content on Twitter. The hashtag # and run a query. Or, set the hashtag in the advanced Twitter search filter. 

In many cases, Twitter suggests searches that may be of interest to you. And they are often consistent with the suggested keywords users use in the past and the hashtags used in the advanced search filters.

How to Search Media - Images and Videos

Twitter users can also search for images or videos. Enter the search keyword/hashtag and run the query.  Click on 'Photo' or Video' to generate the media file you are looking for. If you are searching for a Twitter account, click on 'People'.

You can also click on 'Latest' to generate the most recent Tweet based on your search keyword.

Twitter Keyword Analysis
Smartphone search feeds by Latest, People, Photos or Videos

Follow Popular Accounts and Twitter or Trends

Twitter users who and want to stay up-to-date, the best way is to follow that account. For example, PNG Insight tweets/retweets are about Education, Development and Travel in Papua New Guinea. If you want to know about PNG travels and Port Moresby  Getaways, 'Follow Us'.

The users can also follow Topics. It works in the same way as following an account. We follow 'Education Trends' on Twitter and find some tweets insightful.

twitter search by trend or topic
Twitter Feeds Search by Trending Topics

Reverse Image Search Google

Google reverse image search, commonly called Google Search by Image, is Google's online search service that allows a user to search for images using an image  (or its URL) as the starting point, instead of using a search keyword or spoken search query.

Here is what Google said about its Reverse Image Search facility...

"You can learn more about an image or the objects around you with a reverse image search. For example, you can take a photo of a plant and use it to search for info or other similar images."

Read more about it on Google's Support site.

How to use Reverse Image Search Twitter Images

Twitter users can use the Image ( or its URL) from a Twitter post and search the image on Google's image search. This helps users to find more information about the image. 

It is also a good way to identify image duplicates and take action if you think your images have been used without your approval. 

If you need any help, leave a message in the comment section and let us know what you think. Here is a post about someone stealing our content (text duplicate) that we address through the Google DMCA complaint file. You can also do the same for images. 

Twitter Searches You Should Know

We discussed Tweeter searches and feeds that we thought are useful. Perhaps it is important to know that Twitter does not have checkers for search by ''date'' or ''location''. 

But, the inbuilt features, we mentioned in this article, make it possible for users to either search Twitter or filter feeds and personalise their Twitter timelines.

Twitter has now created the Advanced Search Filters for its users. Let us know in the comment if you think Twitter should have an 'Edit' button for its 350 million (2020, source) users worldwide.

Study at DODL UoT | 2021/2022 Application, admission and study information

 DODL Application UoT Pathway: The Department of Distance Learning (DODL) at the University of Technology (UoT/Unitech) is an important partway for Non-school leavers who want to pursue a study at UNITECH.

DODL application form 2021

UoT/Unitech Non-school leavers & DODL selections

The grade 12 students and undergraduates selections fall into three main categories of applications: Grade 12 School Leavers, Matriculation/DODL, and Non-school leavers

The School Leavers are the Grade 12 students whose selection is done by DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) and passed onto UoT. 

The non-school leaver's applications are through UoT and done by the university. So, if you are a DODL, students you'll find it easy to apply given that there is a clear pathway to get into a first-year program. 

The Grade 12 school leavers (and non-school leavers) selections for UNITECH happens (around November) of each year based on the result of the Grade 12 national examinations (in October). 

DODL Matriculants Apply to UoT 

For the DODL students, apply to Unitech or other tertiary institution in the country before the due date. Usually, the Grade 12 students selection take precedence. (See the links for information about Unitech DODL).

PNG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY has a limited number of spaces given the availability of learning spaces, boarding and lodging rooms, academic resources, etc. This means that the competition for admission to a program of study is usually very high.

Students aspiring to enter UNITECH through DODL must compete against the Grade 12 school leavers and non-school leavers in the country to secure a space. In order words, DODL students at UNITECH must perform exceptionally well in the national examinations to get a UNITECH placement.

Do prepare well, study hard and apply for further study.

DODL Study Centres in PNG

Currently, DODL has 21  affiliated study centres and Adult Matriculation centres around the country. Check out your location study centres in your province for more information. 

•Bugandi Secondary School •Bulolo Study Centre •Dregerfhen Study Centre •Elison Enterprise •Enga DODL Centre •Gerehu Study Centre •Goroka Secondary School •Hutjena Study Centre•Institute of Continuing and Further Education •Kainantu Study Centre •Kimbe Study Centre •Kundiawa DODL Study Centre •Lae Secondary School •Tusbab DODL Study Centre •Malabunga Secondary School •Malahang Technical High School •Markham Open and Distance Learning Institute •Mogol Secondary School •Mt Hagen Study Centre •Nimamar Franchise University Centre • OTDF Community Education Services •Sepik Matriculation Centre •Port Moresby Institute of Matriculation Studies

Appy to a college in PNG as a non-school leaver - opportunities 

Hope this information helps you to apply DODL matriculation study centres and complete your education. 

If you are a non-school leaver looking for an opportunity to study in PNG, check out the list of application and admission info.

Here is the page where you can get more information about the 2022 application form. Please, visit the Unitech DODL page here. If you have any questions, leave a comment below.