KARACHI: Pro-Chancellor University of Karachi (KU) and Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said it was an honor to be educated from KU, which was recognized globally for its quality education.
He said this while addressing the Convocation 2014 of University of Karachi on Saturday. Degrees were conferred upon 1598 students of different disciplines and 137 position holders were presented gold medals on the occasion.
“The graduates of the university are an asset for our country. I myself feel proud to be educated from the same honorable university of Pakistan. I would request from Chancellor KU and Governor of Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan to give a bonus to the staff of BPS 1-16 of the university as an acknowledgement of their hard-work for the university,” he said.
He said the sociopolitical situation in which students of our country were braving to get education was commendable.
“Students drive a nation towards prosperity and I hope that these students would lead the nation for its development and progress,” he said.
Vice Chancellor KU Dr Muhammed Qaiser said admissions in the university were granted on merit through a transparent policy approved by the academic council. 147 colleges were affiliated with the university and each year it conducts examinations of about 0.15 million students of the colleges and external candidates.
“Despite bad law and order situation in the city examinations are mostly held as per schedule. In the wake of recent incidents of terrorism, KU has upgraded the security arrangements on all the entry gates, foreign faculty hostels, administrative buildings and other sensitive places by installing 30 CCTV cameras and private guards,” he said.
He also asked the government to help the university to avert its financial crisis. It was not a duty but an obligation to serve the university, he said.
The ceremony was started with the arrival of academic procession of faculty members followed by Tilawat, Naat, national anthem and then prayer for late professor Dr Shakil Auj, the victims of Peshawar and Shikarpur tragedy.
Wearing traditional gowns and caps, groups of students of different disciplines were conferred degrees upon one by one. After the acknowledgement of degrees from VC KU the groups of students turned their caps from left to right.
96 students got PhD degrees and 19 M Phil. The biggest numbers of degrees were awarded to MSc students, 290, and then MA, 211.
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