DWU launches 2017 Academic Year

Divine Word University launched its 2017 academic year at the St John Paul II Community Hall at the Madang Campus over the weekend.

Present to officiate the opening was Indonesia’s Ambassador to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, Ronald Manik.

“Good education in imperative to produce qualified and educative human resources in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and anywhere else,” said Manik.

In agreement with DWU theme for the year, “Advancing quality, collaborative e-learning accessible to all”, Manik said Indonesia has witnessed growth in its education sector especially with the use of technology.

“This has brought benefits to the institutions and students as well as stakeholders involved in it.”

He adds that education is vital and plays an important role in supporting a strong and more globally competitive nation.

DWU President, Professor Cecilia Nembou highlighted DWU vision for the third decade which is to be a university that is nationally and internationally by its value based innovation in technology to enhance learning and teaching and giving opportunities of higher education to as many learners as possible.

She thanked everyone present during the launch for their support in the last academic year despite the challenges faced and welcomed the new members, both staff and student to the DWU community.


Ambassador Ronald J.P Manik and DWU President Cecilia Nembou with the gift from the Ambassador to DWU President. 

Annette Kora