Youth urged to focus on research, technology and specialisation

VC says university would soon attain ranking in 500 top institutions of the world


APP December 14, 2017
Students toss their hats during the convocation. PHOTO: INP

FAISALABAD: Quality education and knowledge-based research are the need of the hour to excel in life. The future of our country is in the hands of educated youth and now it is their responsibility to work hard and serve the nation.

This was said by Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana while addressing the 8th convocation of the Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) which was held at New Campus, Jhang Road, on Wednesday.

Parliamentarians Faqeer Hussain Dogar, Hajji Ilyas Ansari, Fatima Fariha, GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Muhammad Ali, Government College University for Women Vice-Chancellor Noreen Aziz Qureshi, deans, head of departments, faculty and a large number of students and their parents attended the event.

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The governor congratulated the successful students and urged them to utilise their skills, knowledge and capabilities to serve the people in different fields.

He said, “The present era belongs to research, technology and specialisation. We must focus on improving all those aspects which would bring our universities at par with top universities of the world.”

Rajwana added Pakistan was rich in resources and capabilities but there was a need to utilise them properly.

He appreciated GCUF vice-chancellor and his team for rapid development of the varsity and attaining the best ranking among universities in the country.

The governor also termed the GCUF a blessing for students of the region.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the VC thanked the governor for participating in the convocation as a chief guest and highlighted the performance of the university.

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He said the university would soon attain best ranking in 500 top universities of the world while third ranking in universities of the country.

He added the university was offering PhD in 27 disciplines, MPhil in 50 disciplines, masters in 39 subjects, while 59 subjects were being taught in bachelor classes.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 14th, 2017.

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