12th February, 2021
Please be advised that when making your travel arrangements, please ensure that the dates for travel need to be between the 22nd and the 26th of February.
For those travelling by air, please collect your tickets from your nearest Air Niugini Office and book your flights for any of the dates mentioned in this notice. As you will need to travel from Mt. Hagen to Ialibu, we advise that you book yourself on the mid-morning flights.
Similarly for those travelling by land, you need to arrive on campus between the 22nd and 26th of February.
5th February, 2021
Public Notice to students attending Western Pacific University in 2021
Congratulations to all who have been selected to study at WPU in our inaugural academic year.
With only two weeks remaining before you join us on campus in Ialibu, this notice is intended to remind you of the preparations you now need to make.
Please ensure that you have received and read the three letters that were sent to you via the email address we have on record for you. The first letter was sent to you by the Registrar on 4th January and the second came to you from the Western Pacific University Team on 18th January, whilst the third letter came to you from the Western Pacific University Team on the 5th of February.
By now you should have received information regarding your scholarship, therefore it will be important to pay the balance of your fees into the University’s account.
- Tuition deposits must be made directly to the University’s tuition bank account with your SLF number as a traceable description on the deposit slip. The remainder of your fees must be paid before the 12th of July 2021 to complete your fees for Foundation Year.
- The University’s tuition bank account details are:
Bank: Bank South Pacific Ltd
Account name: Western Pacific University
Tuition Account number: 7021394221
Branch: Port Moresby
- Travel arrangements will be made for you by DHERST if you are in receipt of a scholarship. Again, it is important to check your email inbox on a frequent basis so that you are aware of your travel dates.
- Please note that you must arrive at the WPU Ialibu campus between 19th – 21st February 2021 in preparation for Registration, which commences on 22nd February and ends on 26th February 2021.
In the letter of 18th January from the Western Pacific University Team you were asked to begin thinking about student life on campus and the essential documents you must bring with you so that you can register and be admitted to the University.
☐ Tuition fee original receipt [Essential]
☐ Acceptance letter [Essential]
☐ TESAS letter from DHERST - TESAS Awardees only [Essential]
☐ NID card or School ID card [Essential]
☐ Gr. 10 and 12 original certificates [Essential]
Student well-being and safety is a major concern of the University.
☐ A Medical Report prepared and signed by a qualified and registered doctor (a medical practitioner) indicating that the student has, within the month before Registration, undergone a full medical examination confirming that he or she is in good general health is required [students cannot be registered unless such a report is made available]. [Essential]
Clothing and Equipment
☐ Warmer clothing for the evenings and early mornings.
☐ With safety in mind, a pair of strong shoes is advisable. An umbrella, raincoat of some kind and a torch would also be useful.
☐ Dormitories will be provided with beds, mattresses and pillows, however two sets of sheets,pillow cases, blankets and so forth will be needed, as will towels.
☐ Bring your own cutlery, mug and plate, although these items will be provided at mealtimes in the dining hall.
☐ If you take regular medicine prescribed by your doctor it would be wise to bring a sufficient supply with you.
☐ Personal hygiene essentials, including laundry products.
☐ Pens and notebooks until such time as all note making is done digitally.
☐ Bring your musical instruments and sports gear if you can so that ensembles, choirs,teams and similar groups can be formed.
☐ Bring your own laptop and/or other electronic devices, on the understanding that the University cannot be held responsible for their loss or damage and also on the understanding that the use of social media is both responsible and reasonable.
☐ COVID-19 remains a potent threat. Particularly when travelling, make sure that you have a mask that covers your nose, mouth and chin. Observe social distancing and wash or sanitise your hands frequently. For your safety and the safety of others, it will be worth having a few reusable masks that can be washed a number of times.The University will maintain a stock of masks and sanitisers.
☐ Please study the University Oath. All students will be asked to sign the Oath before they are admitted to the University. It is a solemn promise to uphold the values, morals and ethics of our institution. It is also a binding promise that will become the heartbeat of our community.
‘I do hereby solemnly swear that I will endeavour to gain lasting knowledge and develop myself as a person. I will respect the University authorities and all members of its community. I will respect the academic policies, University’s core values and traditions as well as do my best to cultivate the dignity and the honour of the students of Western Pacific University. I commit myself to University’s motto, for ‘God and Country'. I believe this motto will inspire me to serve both God and Papua New Guinea.’
Deriving from the University Oath, it is vital for you to accept that, in the interests of everyone who is part of the WPU community, there will be Zero Tolerance of:
- alcohol and substance abuse
- anti-social behaviour of any kind, and
- misuse of social media
We very much look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Western Pacific University, which you will help to establish as a centre of learning and excellence both for now and the future. The Government and people of Papua New Guinea rightly have high expectations of this institution as it becomes the forerunner of digital education and advanced study in digital technologies that will have an enormous impact on the labour market of our country.
The Western Pacific University Team
18th January 2020
An important reminder for those students who have accepted to study at WPU, the following documents are required for registration:
- Tuition fee
- Acceptance letter
- TESAS letter from DHERST (TESAS awardees only)
- Gr. 10 and 12 original certificates
- Medical Report. Please note that this report must be prepared and signed by a qualified and registered doctor (a medical practitioner) indicating that the student has, within the month before Registration, undergone a full medical examination confirming that he or she is in good general health [students cannot be registered unless such a report is made available].
15th January 2020
For more enquiries, please call us on 301 7047 or 301 2040