Partnership delivers dormitories, quarters to uni

Youth & Careers

THE Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang has been provided two fully-furnished student dormitories and seven staff quarters funded by the PNG-Australia partnership incentive fund.
The K7 million worth infrastructure was opened on Saturday by Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis.
“We’re proud to contribute to this important new education infrastructure,” Davis said.
“Australia’s partnership with DWU (Madang) recognises its contribution to quality education in PNG, producing high calibre graduates who are equipped to become emerging leaders of PNG.”
Davis said the DWU had also demonstrated a successful record in achieving gender equality in education and employment access.
“The university’s current enrolment ration is 55 per cent women, and more than half of the university’s staff are women.”
The third incentive fund grant to DWU brings the total funding for the university to K28 million since 2002. “This is just one example of the PNG-Australia partnership’s commitment to improving education access and outcomes for the students of PNG, supported by the delivery of high quality infrastructure,” Davis said.
More than 1,600 students will be occupying the two new dormitories, one for males and one for females, each with 36 rooms and 72 beds.
The seven five-bedroom staff houses will house senior faculty members and their families.