The future of Pakistan is in the hands of academia which should play a conducive role to transform Pakistan into a progressive nation, ensuring dispensation of quality education and character-building of youngsters, said Governor Punjab/Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Women University Chaudhry Sarwar.
While addressing the 18th convocation of the FJWU on Thursday, he said “An educated woman is guarantee of an educated society,” adding how they can play an integral role in the development of the society. Sarwar said the Prime Minister of Pakistan was emphasising on the need to revolutionise the health and education sectors.
Vice Chancellor FJWU Prof Samina Amin Qadir, educational experts, faculty members, parents and students attended the convocation. As many as 1,349 graduates including 820 bachelors, 427 masters, 29 MS, 52 MPhil and 10 PhDs were awarded degrees. Talented students were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals for outstanding academic achievements at the ceremony.
Chaudhry Sarwar said there was no alternative of hard work and only with zeal and enthusiasm they could achieve progression and glory in the education sector. He appreciated the hard work and achievements of the varsity in the field of academics, research and co-curricular activities.
While congratulating the graduates and their families, he asked students to become active members of the society, by upholding the values of their Alma meter and supporting people who lacked the means to acquire education. He reminded students about the pertinence of caring and sharing, adding these values assisted in developing great concern for human development. Governor Punjab also congratulated Vice Chancellor FJWU and her team for their development initiatives at the varsity.
In her address, the guest of honour, Noor Amna Malik congratulated the graduating students. She lauded the varsity for their academic, research and industrial linkages at both national and international levels and acknowledged the efforts of FJWU for excelling as a brand of confidence for women.
VC FJWU Prof Dr Samina Ameen Qadir said the mission of the varsity was to impart quality education and empower the women of Pakistan with prestige and confidence. She said the varsity focused on preparing young women for the work order and also stressed upon their character building as future mothers. Qadir said the syllabus of FJWU was well equipped with courses and modules related to ethics, tolerance and peace.
Later, the governor Punjab and Chancellor FJWU, Chaudhry Sarwar awarded medals and degrees to the successful graduating students.