9th Convocation of Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar was held here Monday at a local hotel. Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Barrister Masud Kausur who is also the patron of the university was the chief guest of the ceremony. Vice President Brig. Javed Tipu and the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Salim-ur-Rehman was also present on the occasion besides a large number of graduating students and their parents.
In all 1000 degrees were conferred in the Convocation, whereas 286 were present on the occasion who received their degrees from the Chief Guest. Out of 286, 130 were Master, 156 were Bachelors, 18 Gold Medals were also awarded the students who stood first in their respective disciplines. One PhD and Two M.Phil degrees were also awarded.
In all 18 graduates got gold medals for achieving distinctive positions from amongst the graduating students who were awarded Ph,D, M.S., leading M.Phil,, masters and bachelors degrees. Besides parents of the graduating students, the ceremony was also attended by educationists, senior government officials and elites of the city.
Barrister Masood Kausar further pointed out that the teachers of educational institutions also have a special responsibility of educating their students in a befitting manner as the students, who shine in their careers in practical life, are a source of pride and happiness for them as well.
Advising the graduating students that the Governor said, the completion of their studies is an important phase in their lives and their institution has equipped them with the required knowledge and expertise.
“It is now for you to apply these assets in your respective professions in the practical life and remember that no nation can change its destiny without the conscious and sincere endeavours of its youth to bring about a revolutionary change in the socio-economic conditions of the people”, he said.
There is no short-cut to progress and prosperity of a country and this can be achieved only through sustained efforts of every citizen, he added.
Prof. Dr. Salim-ur-Rehman, vice chancellor earlier presenting the annual report of the university welcomed the Governor and the guests and said that the university with two campuses and 250 faculty members offers state of the art academic and research facilities and half of its teaching staff is either M.Phil or PhD qualified. The university, he added, is also offering distanced educational facilities across the province.
In the recent categorization process of the Higher Education Commission, the vice chancellor said, the university has been placed at 53rd position at the national level and 9th amongst 25 general universities.
Earlier the Governor gave away medals and degrees to the graduating students and amongst the gold medalists were Muhammad Muzzamil, Tariq Mahmood, Muhammad Arif, Akhtarullah, Syed Abdul Razzaq, Muhammad Danish Qureshi, Anwarullah, Safiullah, Sajidullah, Salman Khan, Saima Bibi, Mian Waqar, Ambrina Shahzad, Noora Akhtar and Khushnood Ali.
Later on, the Vice President, Javed Tipu presented University souvenir to the Governor KPK.