Divine Word University (DWU)

Teacher In-Service program with DWU

The program started in June this year and is one of 10 programs under Newcrest Lihir’s ‘School to Mine’ program, aimed at enhancing the education sector in Lihir. Through this program, teachers in Lihir can upgrade their qualifications from a diploma to a bachelor in primary education. DWU is delivering the bachelor program at Lihir’s School to Mine Campus with the support of STM staff.

Gold medal for academic excellence

A very humbled Numoi described his success as an achievement that was not his alone but for everyone who stood by him and believed in him every step of the way; especially his family, colleagues and friends.

With a GPA of 3.54 out of 4.0, this was an accumulation of consistent high performance academically from the years 2016-2019 from his undergraduate studies in the Madang institution.

When asked on his secret, he said hard work, determination and knowing that you are not doing this for yourself ensured his high achievement. 

New teaching mannequins for DWU

During the trip, the High Commissioner handed over new teaching mannequins to the Divine Word University (DWU) campus in Madang, funded under the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership’s Kina for Kina project in collaboration with the Divine Word University.

The new mannequins include adult, children and infant mannequins and will help students to learn Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), expanding their basic first aid training that is important in ensuring survival of patients in emergencies.

DWU registration underway

Registration started on February 4th.

All students are advised to make their way to the campus for registration. The registration is taking place at the St John Paul II Hall.

DWU Registrar at the Madang campus, Cecilia N’Drower, advises students to be at the registration venue only after completing their “on-registration” fee as specified in the correspondences sent to them.

N’Drower says the online registration system of DWU will automatically reject a student who has not completed any of the requirements.

DWU supports women’s empowerment

Francis has been an administration assistant, supporting her predominantly male colleagues at DWU for almost five years. She faces significant challenges as a woman working in construction administration but is grateful for the support of her colleagues.

“I’m grateful for the support of the admin staff, they always stand up for me and help me. We started really small and now we have come so far over the years.”

DWU releases 2018 graduation list

As part of Loop PNG’s aim to help disseminate information to parents and guardians all over Papua New Guinea, we have provided the link here.

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The graduation ceremony will be held in the St John Paul II multi-purpose hall at Divine Word University, Madang campus.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, March 11.


DWU 2018 continuing student list released

Divine Word University (DWU) has once again posted its Continuing Student Intake Lists for 2018 for the main campus in Madang on its website (www.dwu.ac.pg).

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Students can now check list of progression, information on fees and registration.

On its website, the Institute says it is vital for students to read and understand the letter of notice.

Faculty of Business and Informatics win DWU Open Day event

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was the runner-up followed by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (third) and Faculty of Medicine and Education (Fourth). Awards for inter-college European Union Cup soccer competition and Unity Rugby League pre-Season Nines Challenge were also presented.

President of DWU Professor Cecilia Nembou commended the university students, and staff plus partners of the academic faculties and departments for a successful “Open Day” last Sunday.