Girls clinch 26 of 40 medals at GCU

As many as 1,235 BA, BSc (Hons) students were awarded degrees

Our Correspondent July 06, 2018

LAHORE: Girls have clinched 26 of 40 academic medals for first positions in different disciplines of BA, BSc (Hons) programme of Government College University (GCU) Lahore. However, boys secured 21 of 24 rolls of honour for excellent performance in co-curricular activities and sports.

Akhuwat Founder Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib and Virtual University Rector Dr Naveed A Malik awarded medals and rolls of honours to students at the second and third sessions of the two-day convocation of the university.

As many 1,235 BA, BSc (Hons) students were awarded degrees on the second day of the convocation.

Addressing the graduates, Professor Malik said that the era of single discipline degrees and this was just the first step of a lifelong quest for knowledge for these students. “Nobody can predict the future of the job market in five years, but one thing is certain, that this is the era of horizontal integration. Every scholar and professional needs to know a little about other fields.”

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Professor Malik believed the knowledge of mankind has moved out of textbooks and libraries. “It now resides in cyberspace.” He added that there were not many questions that were yet to be answered by the internet. “You can learn every from making Spanish food to fixing electric circuits on the internet.”

“I am sure that your university has also given you the ability to question, be analytical, critical and above all honest. This will carry forward the strong ethical and moral underpinning of this great institution,” he said.

Dr Saqib shared his story of resigning from civil services and establishing a micro-financing foundation which changed the lives of many Pakistanis. “The happiness which comes from helping others has no match in this world,” he concluded.

Vice Chancellor Prof Hassan Amir Shah revealed the establishment of the Institute of Physics at GCU by merging the Department of Physics and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics.

He also revealed that GCU had recruited eight professors, five distinguished professors, three professors on various chairs, 19 associate professors, 34 assistant professors and two foreign faculty professors over the last couple of years.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2018.


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