Following strict COVID-19 directives, Pacific Adventist University (PAU) was one of the few institutions in Papua New Guinea authorised to hold a graduation ceremony for the 320 students who completed their studies in 2021.
Complying with restrictions set by the PNG COVID-19 controller, the celebrations, held at the Koiari Park campus from November 23 to December 5, were separated into four separate sessions according to schools, with only graduates and faculty in attendance.
Catering for the many families and guests who weren’t allowed to attend, the ceremonies were livestreamed on the PAU Facebook page with an average of 2000 views per session.
South Pacific Division president Pastor Glenn Townend shared a video message with the graduands, encouraging them to keep learning.
“PAU has started a good work in you. . . [and] if you trust God, He will complete it and you will continue to keep moving on. You and I are always works in progress, but God guarantees that He will finish that work,” he said in his address.