PESHAWAR: 340 students were awarded degrees at the convocation ceremony of CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences at the main hall of the university on Thursday.
Addressing participants at the ceremony, the university’s president Muhammad Tanveer Javed said CECOS institutions started in 1986 and achieved the status of a university in 2001. He said 19,000 students have so far graduated from the university and most of them are working in various government and private organisations.
“Around 3,000 students are currently enrolled in various disciplines at the university’s three campuses in Peshawar.”
Minister for Higher Education Mushtaq Ghani, NGO Hearfile’s CEO Dr Sania Nishtar and a former federal minister were chief guests on the occasion.
Javed handed degrees of bachelor’s and master’s programmes to graduates of management and computer sciences, commerce, architecture and civil and electrical engineering.
Twenty-eight gold medals and cash awards were also awarded to the graduates who achieved first positions in their relevant disciplines.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Nishtar said quality of education matters a lot when it comes to socio-economic development of the country. She appreciated the university’s efforts in supplementing the government by providing quality education and producing dynamic graduates.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 5th, 2014.