Miriam Sange (left) from DWU explaining the academic requirements of the University to students from Gerehu Secondary School.
Photo by Mackenzie Mistera
In the cut-throat world of modern education, professional career and life in general, making the right educational choices is critical.
Students in the lower levels of education ought to make these all-important choices at one time in their lives for further study to set themselves up on the path for enriching future.
The students with the support of their parents and schools have to be sensitized about the further study options that are available so they can make informed decisions.
Career and further education expositions hosted by various stakeholders for schools continue to play an important part in the choices students make for further studies and ultimately the kinds of careers and vocations they take up in life.
The week-long National Capital District/Central Province Schools Career Expo is one such occasion that provides the opportunity to students in secondary and national high schools in the two provinces embarking on further education.
The expo hosted in the Port Moresby National High School from Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August this year provided the avenue for Grade 12 students in the secondary and national high schools in the two provinces to decide and make right choices for further studies.
Among the exhibitors that show-cased their academics programs particularly at the undergraduate full time level was the Divine Word University (DWU), a leading university in PNG known for its innovative approaches to enhancing its academic programs and administration.
The DWU was represented by a team of three from the main campus in Madang which included the Registrar Mrs Cecilia N’Drower, Miriam Sange and Mackenzie Mistera.
The team was assisted by the staff of the DWU Port Moresby campus. This was the second career expo DWU attended this year after the first one at the University of Goroka few months ago.
Some students at the expo said they were privileged because the exposition enabled them to make wise choices and decisions about further student and also informed them about some of the institutions that they were not aware but are there for future study opportunities in PNG and overseas.
Others said they were interested about the programs DWU offers.
Mrs N’Drower said programs offered in DWU require mostly ‘A’ and ‘B’ Grades for grade 12 leavers to be selected.
The Registrar said DWU has programs that cater for students majoring in the Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences in the secondary schools.
She added that scoring of higher Grade Point Average (GPA) does not guarantee a place to a student as selection also involves consideration of important factors such as the subject combinations someone takes in secondary or national high schools that are compatible with the academic programs chosen.
DWU has four faculties, each of which offer different programs through their academic departments. Most undergraduate fulltime academic programs are offered in the main campus in Madang with the DWU campuses in Wewak and Rabaul (Kokopo) offering undergraduate programs in primary teaching and general nursing. Interested Grade 12 students can check out the range of programs offered by DWU on its Website www.dwu.ac.pg
Report by Mackenzie Mistera from DWU Marketing.
Photos in the image gallery below are from Mackenzie Mistera