Divine Word University main campus joins in the fight

The Divine Word University students and their administration have now joined in the fight with other tertiary institutions in the country.

DWU’s student representative council arranged with the administration and hosted a forum yesterday in the St John Paul II Community Hall, Madang campus.

“A majority of the students presented their views in line with our sister universities; for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step aside and be questioned,” a student, who did not want to be named, told Loop PNG today.

“The administration will work with the SRC on the outcome of the forum. All views will be put together then published.”

Loop was told that a petition covering the collective thoughts of the “the Divine Word community” will be written and presented soon.

The event was attended by former chief justice and attorney-general Sir Arnold Amet and former politician and Madang businessman Sir Peter Barter.

“Sir Arnold talked about the legal aspects of the current issue while Sir Peter shared his views as an ex-politician,” the student said.

During the forum, Sir Arnold told those present that O’Neill should go in for questioning and prove his innocence.

“If he had done this a long time ago, we wouldn’t be in this situation.”

The forum was held from 1.30 to about 4.30pm.

(Students waiting to get registered at the Divine Word University Sir Peter Barter Auditorium, Madang Province. Picture: DWU website)

Carmella Gware