Divine Word University

DWU will announce winners of media award

“The DWU Media Excellence Award is an accolade to the social, cultural and economical contributions of Papua New Guinean journalists,” the university said in a statement. 

“This Award encompasses upholding of media ethics, advocacy for positive development through human rights, education, social awareness, democracy, peace and unity, and reporting without fear and favour. 

ExxonMobil sponsors media workshop for partner organisations

The training was carried out on behalf of ExxonMobil PNG at the Dream Inn from July 4-6.

ExxonMobil PNG Limited, operator of the PNG LNG project, supported the training for 13 of its community partner organisations to help them build their skills in communications and media.  

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Around 200 Ox & Palm workers on strike


Factory workers at Hugo Canning Company, the maker of Ox & Palm corned beef, are on strike after a disagreement with the company management.

Divine Word University main campus joins in the fight

Divine Word University main campus joins in the fight

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.

DWU highlights need for more medical doctors

This message came out strongly in the displays and information provided by the pioneer Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) students of the University plus their peers in other programs in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The MBBS program was introduced in DWU this year with 29 pioneer students enrolled. The MBBS students were out in force at the Open Day advocating for the program and highlighted the poor health indicators that characterise PNG at this time.

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.

Suspects involved in student’s stabbing surrender to police

The incident took place last Monday night while the third year Divine Word University (DWU) student was walking up to the DWU paramedical campus with his backpack containing his school issued laptop.

The rural health student was approached by a group of armed youths with bush knives. While in the process of defending himself, he sustained a deep cut on the left side of his neck.

The youths ran off with the student’s backpack while he was taken to the hospital, where he received 10 stitches.

Roa and Mugau collect Foreign Affairs awards

Both graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences under the strand of PNG Studies and International Relations Department.

Acting Secretary for Department of Foreign Affairs, William Dihm who presented the award said it was an honor to present the awards.

Roa received the Gold medal for academic excellence whilst Mugau received the Bronze medal.

Dihm highlighted said capacity building is a key objective of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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,