Judge warns about “conflict of interest”

Madang resident National and Supreme Court judge, Justice Dr Vergil Narokobi sounded this warning at the 13th Missioning Ceremony for final year students recently.

Justice Narokobi told the students that conflict of interest arises “when you put your personal or private interest before your professional duties.

 “Words such as ‘wantok system’, ‘nepotism’, ‘bribery’, ‘kick-backs’, and ‘10 per cent commission’, all have to do with conflict of interest,” added Justice Narokobi.

DWU Virtual Open Day 2021

The Virtual Open Day gives an opportunity to prospective students, parents and potential partners of the DWU to access information about the academic programs and services of the University.

The virtual Open Day will be livestreamed on DWU’s Official Facebook page on Saturday 21 August 2021.

This is the first time DWU is staging the Open Day online.

The normal on-campus Open Day was cancelled last year due to the onset of COVID 19.

DWU Pageant A Success

The 2021 “Mr Divine Word University” title went to “Mr Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)” Daniel Undaba and the “Miss Divine Word University” title was bestowed on “Miss Faculty of Business and Informatics” Naomi Alickson. 

The contestants for Mr and Miss DWU were students from three of the four faculties of DWU, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business and Informatics and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

Sponsorship to Kaindi

Twenty-five students in the district will be sponsored to attend the Divine Word University’s Kaindi Campus in Wewak, East Sepik Province next year.

Local MP and Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil, while attending to the burial of the Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare in Wewak in March, made the undertaking after holding discussions with campus president Dr Ariockiraz Lawrence,

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.

2018 new intakes award list for TESAS

As part of Loop PNG’s effort to reach out to our parents, students, readers and advertisers, this innovative idea helps all our users get information quickly and without hassle.

We are promoting the link to the Higher Education Department 2018 new intakes award list.

Click on the link for the full listing:


Congratulations to those students whose names are on the list.

Tourism developed through knowledge

Head of Department (HOD) Theresia Kau said it was an ‘authentic assessment’ which was staged by final year students studying Event Management.

Kau said the department looks at advancing sustainable tourism, through knowledge creating and sharing for economic development, during the annual event.

She said sharing knowledge, would lead to developing the tourism industry, which would lead to economic development in the society.

“There is no better way to develop tourism than to work as a team and through creation of knowledge,” said the department head.

DWU to host liklik diwai turism expo

The expo is an opportunity for the stakeholders and the public to take part and talk about the potential of this renewable economic resource.

The exposition called the “Liklik Diwai Turism Expo” is an annual event organised by final year Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management students as part of their coursework.

The expo will feature exhibition of tourism and hospitality products and services, presentation of student research reports and speeches by invited guests.

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The students' contribution will also be a compulsory part of their academic results.


Meredith Kuusa with more 


Australian NGOs to receive GAP grants

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop declared her government’s commitment when visiting the DWU Campus in Madang.

Bishop also met with DWU President Professor Cecilia Nembou and young women students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs.

Childfund Australia, Marie Stopes International Australia and World Vision Australia will deliver GAP projects in Papua New Guinea.

These projects will help support equal opportunities for Papua New Guineans and work towards achieving lives free from violence.