13th Convocation of Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar was held here Tuesday at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad. Governor, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra who is also the patron of the University was the Chief Guest of the ceremony.
Chairman, HEC, Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Vice President, Brig. Javed Tipu and the Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr. Salim-ur-Rehman were also present on the occasion besides a large number of graduating students their parents, educationists, senior government officials, faculty and staff of the University. More than 1100 degrees were conferred in the Convocation, which include 3 PhDs, 52 M.Phil, 175 Masters and 883 Bachelors. 124 Gold Medals were also awarded to those who completed their degrees with distinction in their relevant disciplines.
Talking on the occasion, the Governor, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said that educational institutions have a huge responsibility of educating students in the right direction. He advised the students that after the completion of their studies now they are entering into practical phase of their lives. He said that there is no short-cut to progress and prosperity, rather this can be achieved only through sustained efforts of every citizen. He lauded the efforts of Sarhad University for sharing the burden of Public Universities, and playing its role to educate the youth of Province.
He also appreciated the achievements of the University in short span of time, which includes opening of its Sub-Camps at Ras-al-Khaimah, UAE, launching of Distance Education Program in the Province of Sindh, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan, with the permission of their respective Governments and approval of the HEC. Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Chairman, HEC, while talking on the occasion, stressed upon the youth to focus on their studies, so as to shoulder the burden of their parents, as well as to play their role for the development of the country. He appreciated the management of Sarhad University for providing quality educational facilities to the youth of KP Province. He also lauded the Distance Education Program of the University, through which the students of far flung areas, having limited financial reasons are able to get quality education at their doorstep.
Prof. Dr. Salim-ur-Rehman, Vice Chancellor while presenting annual report of the University said that the University with more than 400 faculty members offers state of the art academic and research facilities to the students. The University, he added, is also offering distance education facilities across the Province. Later on, the Vice President, Javed Tipu presented University souvenirs to the Governor and Chairman, HEC.