by Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby
Divine Word University (DWU) is gearing up for its annual graduation ceremony at its Madang campus this Sunday 15th March, where 764 students are expected to graduate.
The small town of Madang is bracing for an influx of visitors for the ceremony, which usually sees all hotels, lodges and guest houses booked out for the graduation weekend.
The students graduating at the Madang campus would add to the 907 students who passed out of DWU’s amalgamated and affiliated campuses around the country, bringing the total for the 2014 academic year. This brings the total to 1670 graduates to have attained qualifications from DWU. The graduation ceremonies in the amalgamated and affiliated campuses took place towards the end of last year.
The graduation on Sunday will feature students passing out of the full-time programs, part-time flexible learning programs and new nursing officers from the Lutheran School of Nursing in Madang, which is an affiliate of DWU.
The keynote speaker at the graduation will be the Ambassador of Japan to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Morio Matsumoto, while the Ambassador of the Holy See and Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea, Archbishop Michael Wallace Banach will be the guest speaker.