Minister urges students to make best use of DWU study

Students from Central Province and National Capital District studying at the Divine Word University were challenged to achieve better results and be part of an effective workforce in their provinces.

Minister for Public Service and Abau MP, Sir Dr Puka Temu made the call in a brief visit to the university during his official tour to Madang recently.

While commending the University, Sir Puka urged students to make the best use of the resources and facilities provided.

“Divine Word (university) has a special place in some of us. This is one institution that we the government are becoming proud of and I commend all the efforts of staff, students and the community here,” the Minister said.

DWU’s Vice President (Student Affairs), Br Andrew Simpson acknowledged the minister’s visit and affirmed that there is a growing respect in what the university is doing for PNG and that Central and NCD students are part of that.

Sir Puka said under the leadership of Central Governor, Kila Haoda, the provincial assembly is prioritising education for all Central students studying in tertiary institutions nationwide including those in DWU.

President of the Central and NCD Students Association, Randall Rovagau confirmed that students were on the provincial government sponsorship however to date, the actual payments have not yet being processed.

Sir Puka, who was accompanied by John Kali, Secretary for the Department of Personal Management, assured that this will be sorted out as soon as he returns to the province.