Western Pacific University set to begin classes, says Kuman


THE Western Pacific University is set to begin classes, says outgoing minister for higher education, research, science and technology (DHERST) Nick Kuman.
Kuman announced this at a recent press conference in Port Moresby, saying, the newly established university would start with more than 260 students. Western Pacific University is located in Ialibu in Ialibu-Pangia, Southern Highlands.
According to the university’s website, the first cohort of students will be enrolled in its foundation year programme.
This programme is a compulsory course of study for students seeking entry to a bachelor programme at Western Pacific University.
The aim is to provide students with the foundational academic knowledge and skills required to complete their study via online, blended and face-to-face delivery.
Programmes that will be offered include, visual communication, programming, international management and advanced network technologies.
According to Minister for High Education Wesley Raminai, Western Pacific University was one of the new institutions that participated in the 2020 online selection of grade 12s. Raiminai said other institutions were Arawa Nursing College in Bougainville, the University of Goroka, Bainik campus in East Sepik, St Barnabas School of Nursing in Milne Bay, Sacred Heart School of Nursing in New Ireland and Mendi School of Nursing in Southern Highlands.