Be a generator of jobs rather a job seeker: Prof Nembou


Professor Nembou said graduation is just the beginning of a new journey to explore new opportunities at the market place.

“You have worked very hard and persevered, and can rightly feel proud of your achievements.

“Graduations mark the start of a new and wonderful journey in life ahead growing from the seeds you have sowed during your period at the University.

“You are now equipped with the tools that will help you forge a future for yourself – in a future of immense possibilities—and a future that you will make with your own efforts.”

DWU partners with Foreign Affairs department

During the 35th DWU Graduation Ceremony, Deputy Secretary (Operations) for Department of Foreign Affairs, Amb Alexis Maino said, "it is an honour and privilege to present the 2017 Foreign Affairs Awards to the two recipients including Justine Ale and Geoffery Ronny from the PNG Studies and International Relations Department (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences).

"Both awardees received the Silver Medal for academic excellence."

Maino highlighted that one of the key objectives of the Department of Foreign Affairs is capacity building.

Young lawyers told to uphold integrity

This message was echoed in the hall of the Roselyn Anakapu Hall as the Legal Training Institute saw the graduation of its trainees.

“Integrity is the measure of your profession. Your code of ethics demands it, the Courts demand it. You clients demand it. The Society expects it,” Morobe Governor Kelly Naru told them today.

Naru said he was privileged to have passed through the institution 30 years ago and reminded the students that their integrity defines their total professional conduct.

UPNG Celebrates 61st Graduation

Students from the School of Business Administration will be graduating with Post-Graduate and Masters Degrees.

Also very important is that the University of Papua New Guinea will be celebrating their Golden Jubilee.

The graduation ceremony starts at 9:00am with hundreds expected to turn up to be part of this great annual event.  

Always be curious: Dame Meg

Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Dame Meg Taylor told the graduands to “always be curious and prepared to learn more”.

Dame Meg was one of the guest speakers at the graduation in Lae last Friday. She was also awarded an honorary doctorate of technology by Unitech on the day.   

“It is the very purpose of designing knowledge that changes humans to be creators, inventors and innovators,” Dame Meg told close to 1000 graduands.

Divine Word University students receive medals

Business accountancy student Amelia Wattz scored the highest GPA of 4 while colleague Julianne Isoy scored 3.75. PNG studies and international relations department’s Jude Roa scored 3.53.

The silver medal has been awarded to Faith-Tonna Yakam of the rural extension department, who qualified with a GPA of 3.27 and fell in the range of 3.2-3.39, which is silver medallist qualification.

Bronze saw a total of seven recipients who scored between 3.0-3.19.

Nembou’s first graduation as DWU President

Prof. Nembou this year took over the reins from Fr. Jan Czuba as the first PNG national president since the inauguration of the DWU as a university.

Prof Cecilia Nembou said DWU is moving towards making its programs more relevant and accessible in a fast evolving higher education and economic environment.

In her address to the graduates, Prof. Nembou said graduation is the second phase in the initiation into the real world.

“Beware that the real world is not user friendly.

“You will encounter many kinds of opportunities and challenges, some good, some bad,

937 graduate from DWU

DWU President Professor Cecilia Nembou congratulated the graduants saying DWU has imparted knowledge, life skills and the university's core values in them and challenged them to reflect these values in their character and careers. 

Guest speaker Proffessor David Kavanamur expressed the same sentiments adding that the students are now professional members of the society.

Kavanamur said the graduants are suitably qualified.

Prof. Nembou also thanked the Australian government for its continued support towards DWU.

Parents flock to DWU to witness missioning of students

The ceremony is likely to see more than 350 plus students in the fulltime programs commissioned from the four faculties – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Faculty of Business and Informatics (FBI), Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

This year’s missioning ceremony is a milestone for the university as 9 Masters sStudents in disciplines including Masters in Research Methodology under FASS, FBI and Education plus Masters in Education Leadership will for the first time be participants in the annual event.

Annual influx of parents at Divine Word Uni

The commission ceremony is a planned annual event for DWU where final year students are presented with the DWU Cross as a sign of them being appreciated and sent out to the world as DWU servants fully equipped with ethics, skills and knowledge to change the world.

It is also the special moment where the parents are invited and thanked to witness and see the students being commissioned.