Divine Word University

DWU Medical School to be accredited

Deputy Chairman of the National Health Board, Dr Mathias Sapuri, said this in a statement released today.

DWU’s accreditation is among the steps taken to address the workforce crisis in the health sector.

Dr Sapuri said mechanisms were already in place to tackle the manpower shortage in PNG’s health sector, such as the Health Work Force Enhancement Plan 2012-2017.

“And as a result, six more nursing schools and seven community health workers schools were opened, while the capacities of the existing schools increased.

DWU maintains 2018 fees

Registrar Cecilia N’Drower said new and continuing students for the main campus in Madang can log onto the DWU Website (dwu.ac.pg) and see all information on fees, payment schedule and registration requirements posted under the tab “DWU Registration Information 2019”. This is in addition to letters posted to the students.

She said fees for full time undergraduate students in Wewak and Rabaul campuses also remain the same.

Students must check the information in letters sent to them or consult their respective campuses for further information.

Campus to welcome pioneer nursing batch

St. Benedict’s Campus President, Dr. Lawrence Arokiaraj, said with the completed classroom and assimilation room, the university is ready for the new intakes.

This follows the visit of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to the Campus last year where he officiated the ground breaking ceremony of the Boram School of Nursing.

Dr Arokiaraj thanked the Prime Minister, the Minister for National Planning, Richard Maru, and the Government for the support and confidence in the university to facility the training of nurses for the country.

DWU Central students visit rural schools

DWU Central and NCD Students Association vice-president, Beverly Tungal, who is a third year Business Accounting student, says the awareness program aims to motivate the students of Central to consider attaining a tertiary level of education.

Furthermore, in doing so, the number of student intake from the province would rise, contributing to the bigger picture of a developed community and province.

DWU prepares for online exams

This is the fourth consecutive year that the students in the Madang campus would be doing their semester examinations online via the Moodle teaching and learning management platform.

DWU inaugurated the online examinations for its students in the second semester of 2015 and has been successful and the university is not going back to the traditional paper (hardcopy) method.

Work of Catholic missionaries acknowledged

The display of the work of the missionaries and their profiles were an eye-opener for visitors and also members of the University community.

The founding congregations of DWU are the Society of Divine Word Missionaries or simply the “SVD”, which is the abbreviation of their Latin name Societas Verbi Divini and the Holy Spirit Sisters, who are formally known as the “Missionary Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit" which in Latin is Servae Spiritus Sancti and go by the abbreviation “SSpS”.

Arts, social sciences win DWU Open Day award

The Open Day was held on Sunday 6th May, 2018.

FASS’ victory was announced at the awards ceremony held after the Open Day on Sunday afternoon at the SVD Memorial Auditorium, which was packed to capacity with students and staff eager to know which faculty was best for 2018.

The FASS dethroned last year’s winners, the Faculty of Business and Informatics, which came second this year. The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Education finished third and fourth respectively.

DWU hosts ‘best’ Open Day

The 2018 Open Day, described by the judges as “the best” in a while, saw students making effective use of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) at their disposal.

The students, reflective of the ICT-proliferated age they are growing up in, used the various capabilities of technology to display the academic, research and community engagement activities of their faculties and departments.

Apostolic Nuncio visits DWU St Benedict’s Campus

The event was held at the university’s Great Hall during a Eucharistic celebration on Friday 23rd February.

In his homily, the Apostolic Nuncio focused on change and challenged students and staff to trust the Holy Spirit and search for the Truth, which is Jesus Christ. They were also encouraged to be the Light and formators of the truth to the younger generation.

DWU registration underway

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.