Divine Word University

Parlt Backs Medical Bill

The Medical Registration Act was enacted in Parliament in 1980, which used to regulate and register all different cadres of health professionals in the country.

The law sets out the requirements of health professional registration and the standard under which they are to practice.

Everyday people: Glen Burua

I started motivating students in 2016 when I was doing my first year of studies at the Divine Word University. 

I have visited many schools since then inspiring students to never give up on achieving their dreams. 

The drive behind my motivational talks was a personal one for me.

When I was in secondary school, I was facing personal issues which contributed to my low grades in school. 

I was talked down on by my teachers for scoring low marks. 

But they never understood and talked through with me the reasons behind my failings. 

DWU 39th graduation postponed

The graduation ceremony will now be held on Friday 19th March. 

DWU President Professor Father Philip Gibbs SVD announced the decision of the University Council over the weekend. 

“After consultation with the Chair of Council I can confirm that the DWU Graduation which was to be on the 12th March is now postponed by one week and is rescheduled for Friday 19th March,” said Professor Gibbs. 

Father Gibbs also noted that there will be difficulties for parents and students who have booked flights and accommodation for the planned graduation on the 12th of March.

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.