Lahore, July 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): Girls have secured 26 of 40 academic medals for first positions in different disciplines of BA/BSc (Hons) programme of GC university Lahore. However, boys secured 21 of 24 rolls of honour for excellent performance in co-curricular activities and sports. Akhuwat founder Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib and Virtual University Rector Prof Dr Naveed A. Malick awarded medals and rolls of honours to these talented students at second and third sessions of the two-day convocation of the university.As many 1,235 BA/BSc (Hons.) students were awarded degrees at the second day of the convocation.
Addressing the young graduates, Prof Naveed A. Malick said that era of single discipline degrees is over now; graduation is now just the first step of lifelong quest for knowledge. Nobody could predict the future of job-market in five years, but one thing is obvious that it’s now the era of horizontal integration; every scholar and professional need to know little about other fields as well, he said. Prof Malick believed that knowledge of humankind has moved out of textbooks and libraries; it now resides in cyber space i.e. internet.
He added that there are not much questions which are not answered by the internet now; you can learn from making Spanish food to electric circuits in the cyber space. I am sure that your university has also given you the ability to question, to be analytical, critical and above all to be honest and carry forward the strong ethical and moral underpinning of this great institution,” he added.
The VU rector said that he was very impressed by the research output of GCU Lahore and indeed the international ranking of the university which speaks volumes of good work done by its faculty. Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib told the young graduates that they are highly privileged and blessed as they have studied from highly a prestigious institution in a country where more than 15 million children don’t go to schools. “It’s now up you to think that how you would you play your role to change the destiny of your country and help the unprivileged people,” he added.
Dr Saqib shared his story of resigning from civil services and establishing a micro-financing foundation which changed the life of many Pakistanis. “The happiness which comes from helping others has no match in this world,” he concluded. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Hassan Amir Shah revealed establishing the Institute of Physics at GCU by merging the Department of Physics and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics.
He also revealed that GCU had recruited eight professors, five distinguished professors, three professors on various chairs, 19 associate professors, 34 assistant professors and two Foreign Faculty Professors to strengthen its faculty in the last couple of years. The position holders of BA/BSc (Hons.) included Amber Ashfaq, Urooj Fatima, Nermeen Jacob, Syeda Rabia, Nazia Ramzan, Fatima Kinza, Rimsha Ather, Ramla Hasnain, Asad Rehman, Amna Gillani, Gohar Yaqoob, Shaista Khan, Qurat-Ul-Ain, Mahnoor Khan, Ruqaiza Muhyudin, Fahad Hafeez, Suleman, Sumaira Zia, Arooba Nazim, Osama Shafiq, Israr, Zara Muzammil, Samra Saeed, Ameer Abdullah, Jawad Afzal, Maryam Ayub, Mohsin Naveed, Zara Waseem, and Arsalan Ahmed.
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