DWU registration underway

Registration of students at the Divine Word University’s main campus in Madang began on Monday, 5th February.

It started with first and second year students with relative ease. They would be followed by third and fourth year students today (6th February).

In a statement, the institution said: “The continuing students and new intakes were privileged to have all enrolment information, including fees, posted on the DWU website and mailed to them as of last December to make it easy for them to prepare for registration.

“Wednesday and Thursday has been set aside for orientation activities.

“The academic year will be formally launched on Friday (9th February) with a dedication Mass to be led by Bishop Rochus Tatamai of the Bereina Catholic Diocese.”

The Mass will be followed by speeches, where Bishop Tatamai will give the keynote address after the DWU President, Professor Cecilia Nembou, gives her welcome speech.

Among the highlights for the DWU undergraduate programs this year is the university’s pioneer Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor Surgery (MBBS) students will enroll in their third year class for the five-year program.

“The MBBS program thus will have enrolled its third batch of first year students this year.

“The MBBS program is geared towards training doctors specifically for the rural areas where majority of PNG’s population reside.”

Lectures are expected to start next Monday (12th February).

(A student going through the registration process at the St John Paul II Community Hall on Monday, assisted by new staff from Registrar’s Office, Miss Karen Soapa, grey shirt, and Daniel Nelson, blue shirt)

Press release