St Benedict's Campus, Wewak

St Benedict’s is a campus of Divine Word University and part of the Faculty of Education. St Benedict’s has an important role in training teachers to meet the needs of the primary education sector in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Embracing the motto ‘Pray, Study and Work’, staff and students demonstrate a Christian ethos to teaching, learning, research, and community service. 
The Diploma in Teaching (DipT) (Primary) program is organised under five strands: Professional Development, Language Development, Mathematics and Science Education, Social and Spiritual Education, and Community Development. This is a two-year pre-service program designed to prepare students to be beginning teachers to implement the curriculum for grades three to eight in the education system of Papua New Guinea. 
St Benedict’s was established as a teacher’s college by the Catholic Education Agency in 1968 and has made a significant contribution to teacher education over the years. DWU accepted responsibility for St Benedict’s through amalgamation in August 2003 and it has become the home of the Faculty of Education. St Benedict’s remains committed to the provision of educational services, in particular teacher education, education for children with special needs and religious education. 
St Benedict’s campus reflects the vision of DWU to be a national university, open to all, serving society through its quality of research, teaching, learning and community service in a Christian environment. 
The purpose of the Faculty of Education is to provide affordable high quality  programs that prepare professional educators and specialists to serve the needs of the educational system in Papua New Guinea. Its comprehensive programs integrate scholarship, research, and practice in collaboration with individuals, communities, educational institutions and agencies. 


The Faculty of Education has six main goals:

(1) improving and maintaining quality undergraduate and graduate programs; (2) recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and student populations;

(3) enhancing financial resources;

(4) expanding the faculty’s involvement in research and emphasizing its research strengths;

(5) serving as a leader in educational reform; and,

(6) expanding outreach to complement national educational initiatives.

 

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For Further Information, contact the Campus Administrator at
St Benedict's Campus, Divine Word University,
PO Box 542,
Wewak ESP 531
Tel: 856.2327 Fax: 856.2331