LAHORE: At least 3,708 graduates, including 16 PhD and MPhil students, have been conferred degrees at the sixth convocation of University of Education on Thursday, a press release issued stated. Some 58 students were awarded gold, bronze and silver medals during the convocation.
The convocation was presided over by Punjab Governor and University of Education Chancellor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana.
While speaking on the occasion, Rafique Rajwana said, “This certainly is a moment of celebration, contentment and vitality as the graduating students of the University of Education, Lahore, have finally reached here to get their degrees.”
He added, “I feel very happy to extend my heartfelt felicitations to all the students and their family members. Finally, you are holding your heads high in pride for what you have earned today.”
The governor maintained that University of Education is emerging as a well-respected seat of teaching, learning and research on the horizon of higher education institutions of Pakistan. “As chancellor, I feel proud that the University of Education has made its mark and has earned its rightful place in a very short span of time. A lot of the credit goes to the dynamic leadership of Vice-Chancellor Prof Rauf-i-Azam and his team of professional and devoted academics and managers,” he pointed out.
While speaking to participants, Vice-Chancellor Prof Rauf-i-Azam said, “It is my privilege to welcome you to the sixth graduation and awards ceremony of University of Education.”
He added, “We have over 378 faculty members with about 130 faculty members. We also have about 59 PhD and about 800 MPhil students, who have registered and commenced their studies at University of Education.” The VC pointed out the university holds a respectable place among large public sector universities of Pakistan, with maximum number of sub-campuses, catering to the educational needs of people all over Punjab with an estimated enrollment of 21,964 students.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 16th, 2018.