Convocation at City University Peshawar : Embrace the future with its challenges

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Dialogue will yield no results if terrorism persists. The only answer to these uncertain times is quality university education. This was stated by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah while addressing the seventh convocation ceremony of City University of Science and Information Technology on Tuesday.

The governor, who is also a patron of the university, conferred degrees to a total of 536 graduating students of various disciplines.

“Your persistence and hard work has finally paid off and you are about to enter a new chapter of your lives where fresh challenges and opportunities await you,” he remarked.

He appreciated the services of Peshawar Model Educational System, saying that the accreditation of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Education programmes from the Pakistan Engineering Council and the National Computing Education Accreditation Council, respectively is encouraging.

The commission, he added, has also sponsored travel of faculty of the university to enable them to attend conferences abroad on a number of occasions. Besides, both the president and the vice chancellor said, the university has provided scholarships to the tune of Rs100 million to 4,000 students up till now.

Securing a position in the top five universities of the country in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology, the governor said, is a commendable achievement. He added that the university ranking is rapidly progressing both at the national and international level.

“There has been a rapid increase in the number of colleges and universities over the last few years. This will play an indispensible role in the progress of the entire nation,” Shaukatullah added.

Earlier, the university president, Saboor Sethi said that the university offers friendly educational environment at its campus and the quality of educational facilities are well acknowledged by the Higher Education Commission.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2013.