Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was the runner-up followed by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (third) and Faculty of Medicine and Education (Fourth). Awards for inter-college European Union Cup soccer competition and Unity Rugby League pre-Season Nines Challenge were also presented.
President of DWU Professor Cecilia Nembou commended the university students, and staff plus partners of the academic faculties and departments for a successful “Open Day” last Sunday.
She said the Open Day was an important calendar event in which the University opens its doors to the public.
Prof Nembou said the day “serves also as an introduction and a welcome to all who are interested in pursuing higher education in a technologically driven and supporting learning environment based on Catholic principles and preparing both young and mature aged students to serve with integrity and commitment after they graduate from DWU.
Prof Nembou commended parents and teachers from secondary and primary schools for bringing their students to the Open Day to gather information about the academic programs so they could plan for further study options when in Grade 12.
“I hope too that students, teachers, parents and stakeholders have had the opportunity today to participate in a wide range of activities and that they have accessed comprehensive information about DWU.”
The President pointed out that “all of our academic offerings are rigorous, of high-quality and lead to fulfilling careers.
“Embedded in all programs are graduate attributes and DWU core values of integrity, academic excellence, community engagement, respect, diversity, hospitality, learning for life, and social responsibility,” she added.
The Open Day was staged under this year’s academic theme “advancing quality collaborative e-learning accessible to all learners”.
Alcinda Trawen, the Tourism Promotion Authority director for policy and planning was the guest of honour.
Trawen encouraged DWU students to make the most of the e-learning opportunities available and urged them to consider their roles in bridging the digital divide in PNG.