Fourteen graduate students who pioneered Divine Word University’s Bachelor Degree of Medicine graduated yesterday at DWU’s 39th graduation ceremony.
They were the first to take up this course in 2016.
They were among 781 students from various fields of study from the four faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Informatics, Education and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
President of the Divine Word University, Professor Fr. Philip Gibbs, said the graduation was not about celebrating the students' achievements, but a celebration of who they are.
He has challenged the graduate students to keep on learning, exploring, growing and challenging themselves to be their best.
While delivering the keynote address, Minister for Higher Education Research Science and Technology Wesley Raminai, said each graduation is a testimony to the University's achievement.
“It is timely a testament of the Late Sir Michael Somare's dreams, which was and is to see more educated Papua New Guineans in flying colors, receiving degrees, diplomas, masters and certificates.”
Raminai said the Department of Higher Education's goal is to produce graduates to champion the course of gender equality, competitive intelligence at the global stage, be game changers at professional organizations and above all, catalysts for development in own their communities.
Many travelled to the Madang campus from far and wide but due to strict COVID19 measures put in place by the University, most parents, guardians and family members were forced to watch live streaming of the event at the SVD Memorial Auditorium and from the Friendship Library.
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