By Aneel Ahmed Usmani
504 STUDENTS CONFERRED DEGREES, 10 GOLD MEDAL’S AWARDED AT ZIAUDDIN UNIVERSITY 15TH CONVOCATION
By Aneel Ahmed Usmani
KARACHI: One of the country’s largest educational institutions, Ziauddin University awarded 504 degrees to its graduating students of different disciplines and 10 gold medals to the outstanding students at the 15th convocation, held at the Expo Centre, here yesterday.
Recipients of Sir Ziauddin Ahmed Academic Excellence gold medals include Sana Zainab (Dental Surgery), Seemen Nadir Shah (Bio Medical), Talha Khan Tareen (Media Studies), Syed Faras Haroon Kirmani (Media Studies) Kiran Noor Uddin (Medical Technology), Sumana Binte Shahid (Medical Technology) Mohammad Hasnain Sheikh (Generic), Nisa Momin (Physical Therapy), Aena Saeed (MBBS) and Sidra Munawar (Pharm.D).
This year the Ziauddin University has awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree to Sardar Muhammad Yasin Malik for his exemplary services for social outreach and unfailing support to Ziauddin University. Dr.Mirza Tasawer Baig was awarded Ph.d Degree in Pharmacy, first time by any university in Pakistan.
Governor Sindh Mr.Muhammad Zubair was the chief guest at the convocation. Addressing the students, he emphasized the importance of quality education, congratulated the graduating students and appreciated the efforts of their parents for ensuring safe and secure future of their children.
Speaking at the convocation, the Governor said that the contribution, determination and dedication of Chancellor Ziauddin University Dr.Asim Hussain played a decisive and dominant role in making this institution as one of the best in the country.
“I am always ready for whatever I can do for further promoting the great cause of education from my side”, the goveror added.
Governor Zubair said (late) Dr. Sir Ziauddin Ahmed’s role, struggle, determination and massive contribution in the field of education and societal development can never be forgotten. He was the pioneer of this great institution.
The governor invited the faculty members, top students and their parents to the Governor House next week for appreciating and acknowledging the success of Ziauddin University graduates, telling the students that it is the responsibility of all of us to make this country a better place to live in and strong economically, politically, socially and ethically.
Chancellor, Ziauddin University, Dr.Asim Hussain addressing the convocation said: ‘Today we are celebrating the accomplishments of our brilliant students. All the graduates should not forget the role of the teachers in making them what they are today. You owe them utmost respect. You owe your parents not only for the upbringing but for the hard work and sacrifices they made to get you better education and be in the better world.”
Dr.Asim said: “ We are the first one throughout Pakistan in starting bachelor programme in the discipline of Speech & Language Therapy which now has become the College of Speech Language & Hearing Sciences. “He said taking into consideration the prospects of the CPEC we took another step and started Civil, Electrical Power and Software Engineering.
Earlier, Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin University, in his address said that the Ziauddin University was providing excellent learning environment, updated and advanced form of learning resources, unequivocal learner support via contemporary learning methodologies.