Fulltime students out, flexible learning students in

While fulltime students of Divine Word University (DWU) are well into their end-of-year vacation, those studying through the popular flexible learning mode have been busy attending classes and doing their academic work in recent weeks.

This week was no exception as over 100 students studying in various programs via the flexible mode attended lectures and took part in class projects in the Madang campus.

Students in the following programs were on campus this week: Master of Public Administration (MPAdmin), Master of Educational Leadership (MEdL), Master of Leadership in Business Administration (MLBA), Bachelor of Public Administration (BPAdmin), Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) and Diploma in Justice Administration (DJA).

The Masters and Bachelor in public administration plus the Diploma in justice administration programs have mostly public servants enrolled through arrangements with the Department of Personnel Management and Department of Justice and Attorney General respectively.

Some of the classes are continuing this week and will end on Friday 11th December, which also marks the end of the academic year for lecturers of DWU.

Students enrolled in the flexible learning mode attend their residential lectures for one or two weeks per semester throughout the year depending on when each cohort is scheduled.

The residential sessions bring together students for lectures and presentations and to engage with lecturers before they return to their places of work with assignments to work on.

The flexible learning programs are tailored to meet the needs of people in employment who may not have time for fulltime study.

These programs are currently offered in Madang and Port Moresby campuses.