Showing posts with label Divine Word University. Show all posts
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PNG 8th Uni: PM Marape Pledges Support for Lutheran University - Press Release

Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has pledged Government support for the establishment of the long-overdue Lutheran University in Lae.

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Image: Facebook | PM & NEC page

Key points added for clarity
  • Lutheran Church in PNG, the second largest church behind Catholic Church, does not have a university yet.
  • PNG has 6 operating universities and one (the Western Pacific University) is in development stage.
  • Two universities are run by the churches in PNG (Pacific Adventist University run the the Seventh Day Adventist Mission and Divine Word University run by the Catholic Mission)
  • UPNG, Unitech, UoG and UNRE are public universities.
  • Western Pacific University in the Southern Highlands Province is a working progress - deadline for intake was 2020. However, progress was slow. 
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Press release cont...

He announced this in front of thousands of Lutheran faithful at the 32nd Evangelical Lutheran Church of PNG Synod at Boana in Nawaeb, Morobe, today.

PM Marape urged the Synod to continue working on the concept of the Lutheran university.

"Please refurbish this concept of a Lutheran-based university," he said.
"We have talked about this previously, but it has slowed down.
"The Lutheran University must come to pass, as a memorial of this 32nd Synod.
"I want to throw it on the floor here, that someone in the crowd pick it up.
"Lutheran is the second-biggest church, so I ask you please, let's work on this.
"National Government will pick up the university that the church wants, and we'll get it going.
"Starting 2020, we'll work on it and Hopefully by 2025, when the nation celebrates 50 years of Independence, our Lutheran University can lift its flag up and fly, and take students in by that time.

Prime Minister Marape supported a call by Morobe Governor Hon. Ginson Saonu for the establishment of a Lutheran elementary teachers' college.

He said the Government had allocated K1 million for this. He also told the Lutheran Church to come up with plan for a university to get Government assistance.
"We will start a 10-year programme that will create the genesis of a Christian-based education system being run in our country.
"To make this country truly identified with Christian principles, our education system must be run by Christian churches,” the Prime Minister said
He (the Prime Minister) called for closer partnership between churches and Government in education and health.
"The Lutheran Church is the second-largest church in the country," Prime Minister Marape said.
"We (Government) are ready to work in partnership with you in the areas of health and education.
"You are already established in society; you are with the people."Our Government stands ready to embrace churches in the areas of health and education.
"These are two key services in the country that I want churches to play a bigger role in,” PM Marape said.

Source: Facebook, released Sunday 12th January 2020

We also provide some background information about the 6 PNG universities here. Find out about the selections lists for UPNG, UOG, UNRE, Unitech, DWU and PAU:

What are the top MBA programs in Australia and PNG?

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) offers prospecting students, business owners and top managers an opportunity to develop their business management skills and knowledge. Though it can be expensive, the benefits of attaining an MBA may outweigh the program cost. Perhaps it is important to note that getting an MBA at a reputable university, in Australia to Papua New Guinea, is the best way to invest money. 

An MBA can be done online or on campus. Check out the top universities in Australia or PNG if are thinking about doing an MBA or Master in Business. A list of some universities is provided in this post.


MBA Online in Australia and PNG


MBA Core Units

The core units in an MBA program cover a variety of business subjects such as: 

  • Leadership and management, 
  • Human Resource Management, 
  • Business communication, 
  • Business ethics, 
  • Accounting, 
  • Statistics, 
  • Finance, 
  • Business law, 
  • and entrepreneurship. 

As mentioned earlier, earning an MBA can enhance the career path, or help secure a high-paying job. In fact, it can be expensive. Some companies and government bodies invest in their workforce where long-serving employees get to benefit from such schemes. 

If one cannot afford the cost or juggle work and study, there are fortunately other good options to consider such as a Master's degree in Finance or Economics or related business disciplines. 


Benefits of MBA

In hindsight, getting an MBA helps prospective students gain business skills and can accelerate their careers by helping them to break into the highly competitive business related work.


MBA Duration 

A full-time MBA program can last two years. Part-time and executive MBA programs, which are designed for working professionals, may vary in length. It depends on the number of credits taken each semester.


PNG Universities MBA Programs

The MBA program at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) is the Master of Business Administration-certified Practising Accountants offered by the School of Business. 

Furthermore, the other postgraduate programs in the business discipline include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Human Resource Management, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Business Administration. 

The Divine Word University (DWU) offers two MBA strands: Masters in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance).

Here is what DWU has to say about the MBA programs
DWU MBA program is a program of the Faculty of Business and Informatics offered in collaboration with Macquarie Graduate School of Management of Macquarie University, Australian Catholic University and the University of Western Sydney. Divine Word University is renowned for the high quality of its graduates. 
For more information, check out the School of Business and Public Policy at the UPNG or Faculty of Business and Informatics at DWU. 


Recommended reading: Top Universities in Australia and PNG 

Australian Universities MBA Program

Some Australian universities offer world-class MBA programs. One's choice of university and study, whether online or on-campus, depends on their personal, financial and work situations. 

As mentioned earlier in this post, if you want to invest in an MBA program for career development, the top universities provide better MBA online and on-campus programs. The top universities in Australia by World Rank 2019 are:
  • University of Melbourne (=32 in the World)
  • Australian National University (49)
  • The University of Sydney (=59)
  • The University of Queensland (69)
  • Monash University (=84)
  • University of New South Wales (=96)

Readers note: If you think that there is a better MBA provided by a PNG, Australia or overseas university, please leave a comment. The readers would be happy to know about your university's MBA program.

Highest Ranked University in Australia

Children's education has been one of the most talked about topics all year around. At this time university selection for 2019 is in full swing and many students and parents may now have known the results of universities and colleges entries. Those potentially wanting to send children to Australian universities may want to know which higher learning institution is the highest ranked university in Australia and Oceania.

NOTE: An updated verson of this post is available on pnginsight.com

PNG Insight uses the 2018/2019 comparison stats of World universities to show some of the best universities in the region, Oceania. The 2019 world ranking of universities are sourced from the Webometrics Info (2018) and Time Higher Education (2019). The ranking is determined by the quality of the university's teaching, research and overall outlook among other criteria and compared against other universities in the world. 

The links and details of the sources are provided at the end of the post. First, the image shows Webometrics Info (2018) universities ranks (unfortunately the 2019 data is not available at the Time Higher Education website). 

Highest Ranked University PN
From the 2018 source (and presumably using the same criteria) the top 5 universities in Australia - are the  University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, University of New South Wales, Australian National University and University of Sydney. 


Highest Ranked University in Australia
In fact, the 5 universities in Australia maintained the top 5 ranks in the Pacific in 2018 and 2019. However, there were shifts in the 2019 placements. It is perhaps important to note that the University of Melbourne maintained the number one place and the Highest Ranked University in Australia (= 32 rank in the World). And, Australian National University ranked 49 among all the best universities worldwide.

Highest Ranked University in Australia

This rank shows that there are 5 Highest Ranked Universities in Australia, just next door to PNG. Those who are interested or planning to secure a scholarship at one of the 5 unis will surely attain a top-class university degree.

For more information about the latest rankings of the world universities, refer to Time Higher Education website. 

Source: the links for the 2019 world ranking of universities on Webometrics Info (2018) and Time Higher Education (2019) used in this post. 


Divine Word University: Schools Sorted by Number of Grade 12 Students Selected

Divine Word University (DWU) released the school leavers acceptance list for 2017 academic year before the end of 2016, third to Unitech and University of Goroka.
Based on the 2017 selection [PDF), DWU selected a total of 297 Grade 12 school leavers from 87 secondary and National High schools around the country. Last year's selection summary can be found here.


The schools are arranged to show stakeholders the number of students selected to DWU. In fact, this also gives the education planners, school leaders and university managers as well as parents and sponsors; and the government an understanding of the capacity at DWU.

Check out the latest post on DHERST Selections and Grade 12 results here.



No of stds selected
Secondary/NH Schcool
Sorted by Highest  to lowest


No of stds selected
Secondary/NH Schcool

1
16
Sogeri National High School
1
.
44
2
St. Gabriel's Technical Secondary School
32
2
15
Lae Secondary School
2

45
2
Togoba Secondary School
32
3
15
Port Moresby NHS
2

46
2
Tokarara Secondary
32
4
13
Kerevat National High School
4

47
1
Aisoli Memorial (Pangia) Secondary School
47
5
13
Tusbab Secondary School
4

48
1
Badihagwa Tech Secondary School
47
6
12
Kokopo Secondary School
6

49
1
Bialla Secondary School
47
7
12
Marianville Secondary School
6

50
1
Brugam Secondary
47
8
11
Hagen Park Secondary School
8

51
1
Bugandi Secondary School
47
9
9
Busu Secondary School
9

52
1
Buin Secondary School
47
10
9
Mt Hagen Secondary School
9

53
1
Caritas Technical Secondary School
47
11
9
POMIS
9

54
1
Ecom Secondary School
47
12
8
Passam National High School
12

55
1
Good Shepherd Lutheran Secondary School
47
13
8
St Ignatius Secondary School
12

56
1
Henganofi Secondary School
47
14
6
Aiyura National High School
14

57
1
Ialibu Sec.School
47
15
6
Dela Salle SS(Bomana)
14

58
1
Iarowari Secondary School
47
16
6
Fr Peter (Fatima) Secondary School
14

59
1
Jubilee Catholic Secondary School
47
17
6
Notre Dame Secondary School
14

60
1
Kabiufa Secondary School
47
18
6
Wabag Secondary School
14

61
1
Kainantu Secondary
47
19
5
Goroka Secondary School
19

62
1
Kambubu SDA Secondary School
47
20
5
Malala Secondary School
19

63
1
Kerowagi Secondary School
47
21
4
Bishop Leo Secondary School
21

64
1
Kilakila Secondary School
47
22
4
Cameron Secondary School
21

65
1
Kimbe Secondary School
47
23
4
OLSH Secondary School - Vunapope
21

66
1
Kondiu Secondary School
47
24
3
DBTS (POM)
24

67
1
Kubalia Secondary School
47
25
3
Gordon Secondary School
24

68
1
Kupiano Secondary School
47
26
3
Kimbe International School
24

69
1
Kutubu Secondary
47
27
3
Kopen Sec.School
24

70
1
LIHIR SECONDARY SCHOOL
47
28
3
Mercy Secondary School (Yarapos)
24

71
1
Mainohana Secondary School
47
29
3
St Joseph IEA Catholic College
24

72
1
Manus Secondary School
47
30
3
Utu Secondary School
24

73
1
Maprik Secondary
47
31
3
Wawin National High School
24

74
1
Minj Secondary School
47
32
2
Brandi Secondary School
32

75
1
OLSH International
47
33
2
DBTS Vanimo
32

76
1
Palmalmal Secondary
47
34
2
Gerehu Secondary School
32

77
1
POM Grammar School
47
35
2
Gumine Secondary School
32

78
1
Popondetta Secondary School
47
36
2
Hagita Secondary School
32

79
1
St Mary's Vuvu Secondary School
47
37
2
Hoskins Secondary School
32

80
1
St Xavier's Secondary School
47
38
2
Karkar Secondary
32

81
1
Tarlena Secondary School
47
39
2
Martyrs Memorial Secondary School
32

82
1
Telefomin Secondary School
47
40
2
Mendi Secondary
32

83
1
Utmei Secondary School
47
41
2
Mogol Secondary School
32

84
1
Vunabosco Agro-Tech.Sec.School
47
42
2
Muaina Secondary School
32

85
1
Waghi Valley Secondary School
47
43
2
PNG Paradise Secondary School
32

86
1
Wapenamanda Foursquare Secondary School
47





87
1
Wesley (Salamo) Secondary
47
Summary: 297 students from 87 schools in the country are selected to DWU, 2017.