KARACHI: The Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education (DIHE) conferred a total of 828 degrees on as many graduates in the disciplines of management media and social sciences and engineering and computer sciences.
The faculty of management media and social sciences awarded 539 degrees, while 289 degrees were awarded by the faculty of engineering and computer sciences at DIHE's 10th convocation on Thursday.
Transport and Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan were the chief guests on the occasion.
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After congratulating the students on achieving their accomplishments, Shah said, "Our government is making every effort to transform the process of education at all levels. Much has been achieved in the last few years, but much is yet to be achieved".
He added that an unprecedented amount of funds have been allocated to the education sector. "Our emphasis is on equity, access and quality. Women's education, which has been comparatively neglected in the past, has started picking up and positive results have been achieved," he said, adding that we have doubled our efforts in teacher training programmes.
Senator Khan emphasised on the importance of higher education and significance of research and development for the progress of the country. He also urged the students to embrace values such as civic sense, tolerance and acceptance to face the challenges in their life.
Khan said that we can form a decent civil society only through the virtues of diligence, dedication and dutifulness.
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Speaking on the occasion, DIHE Board of Governors Chairperson Abdullah Dadabhoy praised the efforts of the students and faculty while emphasising the role of education for the development of Pakistan.
He thanked the chief guests for their presence at the ceremony. "The setting up of the institute was the first step of the Dadabhoy Foundation in its journey towards establishing a world class university which is being done on 250 acres of land in the Hawke's Bay area within the ambit of the proposed new city at Hawke's Bay," he said.
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DIHE now has five campuses in Karachi and one in Sukkur. "Approximately 70% to 75% of our students have availed different types of financial assistance. Our motto remains constant -
quality education at an affordable cost," he said, adding that DIHE has also received 94.7% marks in its quality enhancement efforts after a recent evaluation.
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