Governor asks students to make Pakistan strong
Posted on 12 months ago
TIMERGARA: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Governor and Chancellor of the University of Malakand (UoM) Barrister Masood Kausar on Thursday urged students and youth to make Pakistan strong by knowledge and skills to compete at the global level.
"Modern economy is knowledge-based economy and all the countries are competing with each other for supremacy in different fields of knowledge. Nations are no longer considered powerful just because of their military power.
Every nation has to prove itself in the field of knowledge. Only then a country is given respect and dignity in the international world," he said while speaking as chief guest at the third convocation of the varsity. The Governor termed the skill of presentation as necessary tools for the students to get their post in job market.
"Channelize your talents into positive and healthy activities, with commitment to serve your country and nation with utmost sincerity and devotion," he asked the students, adding that educated youth were the precious asset of the country and they have to shoulder heavy responsibilities in leading the nation.
Praising the UoM and its administration, the chancellor said he had got no complained of mismanagement and misappropriation during his term about the varsity. He said that it had acquired the status of being one of the prestigious seats of higher learning in the country within a few years.
Mr Kausar conferred degrees upon a total of 467 graduates of the university from various disciplines and awarded gold medals to position holders. The graduates included master and M.Phil students of the varsity.
The Governor said that an ideology had been behind militancy and terrorism and mere killing people was not militancy. He said they have to defeat that ideology by changing minds and aspirations of youth. "Educational institutions play a vital role in curbing terrorism in society," he said and urged students and teachers to work for bringing positive change in society.
Earlier vice chancellor University of Malakand Prof Dr Rasool Jan while welcoming the Governor highlighted the achievements and progress made by the university.
He said the university had experienced a turbulent period from 8008 to 2010 because of security threat and unstable social order in Malakand division. However, he said they faced the situation with courage and bravery and kept the university open and conducted all examinations as per schedule.
The chancellor said that academic enhancement; construction on campus and financial management and transparency had been big achievements of the UoM. He said the university had at the present 47 Ph.D permanent faculty members and 17 more were expected to join before Oct, 2012.
"We had only 10 academic programmes in 2008 while now we have 28 in place," Dr Rasool said, adding that the university was offering PhD and M.Phil degrees in nine disciplines including Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Botony, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Islamic Studies.
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