PESHAWAR: While propagation of quality education is imperative, it can only be achieved when it is supplemented by character building of students.
This was stated by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra as he handed out degrees during the sixth convocation of the Islamia College University in Peshawar on Monday. As many as 256 students passed out from Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), Masters in Philosophy (MPhil), masters and bachelor degree programmes in various disciplines.
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As many as 26 students were awarded gold medals.
The governor said that Islamia College, having become a public sector university in 2008, was facing new challenges. At the same time, he added, it has also got the privilege of competing over a vast canvass both at national and international level.
“From today’s event coupled with many success stories, the institution carries in its credit - there exists every hope that the Islamia College University will maintain the level of its glorious accomplishments,” he said.
He pointed out that there can never be any substitute to quality in all respects and this cherished objective in respect of education can only be achieved if it is supplemented by character building of students.
Parents, Jhagra added, must inculcate in the mind of the future generations that we all have the tremendous responsibility of steering this nation towards a safe, secure and prosperous future.
He reminded graduates that their parents are equally the major stakeholders in their achievements since it is their sacrifices; encouragement and support that they all have seen this day.
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“You owe to this great institution; your family and the nation as well and we wish you may be able to pay back to all in the same coins,” he said.
Provincial minister for education Prof. Dr Sara Safdar also attended the ceremony.
Earlier, Islamia College University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Habib Ahmad, while presenting the annual report of the varsity, highlighted the achievements of the institution.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2018.
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