SRC President of Divine Word University (DWU) and the only female president to be on the leadership team for this academic year Ms Phillie Julai said there are a lot of differences and competitions within the universities which has to stop in order for them to work together for betterment of this country.
The president was speaking at the MOU signing on Sunday 22nd August at the UPNG SRC Office by the tertiary institutions which included University of Papua New Guinea as the hosting university, University of Goroka, University of Technology, University of Natural Resources & Environment, Pacific Adventist University and IBS University.
“By establishing this platform, we envision that this will go a long way and that we appeal to and ask that the next SRC presidents and executives carry on this MOU seriously,” said Ms Julai.
Ms Julai said that DWU is a private institution and does not really part take with other Government institutions but this is the first time they have come on board to take part in the Vice Chancellors Cup and the signing of the MOU makes the occasion extra special.
The DWU President said that although the university is a church run institution, at the end of the day, students will be graduating out of that institution to contribute to the development of this country.
“Since we are a private church run institution, it is a challenge for us when trying to voice out our internal issues into the Government space or to respective authorities.”
“There will be not much impact if we acted alone and so we have to work with the other universities to collectively voice our concerns and the signing of this MOU is a way forward for us.”
“DWU is honored to take part in the signing of this MOU and we want to thank the hosting institution UPNG under the leadership of Bradley and his administration team for successfully hosting this event and we are looking forward to a brighter future for all,” Ms Julai said.