The Government College University (GCU) is planning to organise a ceremony next month to acknowledge the accomplishments of its position holders in the intermediate examinations this year.
The exams were conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) from May 8 to July 23.
The ceremony which is usually held a month after the declaration of the BISE results every year is scheduled for October this year. The ceremony will be held at the Bokhari Auditorium.
“We have been acknowledging our achievers in this ceremony. It’s a big event so we plan at least a month in advance,” GCU Spokesperson Musaddiq Suharwardy told The Express Tribune. He said the ceremony is GCU’s decades-old tradition. After GCU was granted the university status in 2002, he said, the event was held on a larger scale. He said while position holders are invited along with their parents, other students are also invited. This, he said, gives currently enrolled students to interact with the outgoing achievers.
Suharwardy said the ceremony included distribution of cash awards and shields to toppers and souvenirs for parents of position holders.
This year GCU students secured seven positions in various groups in the intermediate examinations, including the overall second position secured by Muhammad Umer with 1,028 out of 1,050 marks.
Last year, GCU students had secured eight positions in the intermediate exams, including the overall second and third positions.
The position holders are offered free education at the GCU for their next educational programme.
“They are charged absolutely nothing if they want to continue their studies in our university,” Suharwardy said.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2012.
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