Convocation of National University of Modern Languages
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood Wednesday said that the government is committed to introduce uniform syllabus for the students of public sector educational institutions at par with the private sector.
Addressing the 12th Convocation of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) as chief guest here at NUML auditorium, the minister said that the syllabus issue is pending since independence. As many as 206 students were conferred degrees while 24 gold medals were awarded to graduates of different programmes during the convocation. Rector NUML Major General Zia Ud Din Najam (Retd), Director General Human Resource Development GHQ, Major General Najeeb Ahmed, Registrar, Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments and a large number of students along with their parents attended the Convocation. Shafqat Mahmood while expressing his pleasure, congratulated the students, their parents and teachers on the successful completion of degrees.
He said the students who got an opportunity to study in the University are privileged as country has 57 percent literacy rate and there are 200 million out of school children. The Ministry striving hard to get all out of school children in the school and to achieve this the government need educated volunteers along with professionals to educate them as a national responsibility, he said.
He said that government also making sincere efforts to raise the standards of education in the country and provide level playing field to all. He urged the student that never lose hope, think big and try hard to achieve it. Earlier, Rector NUML Major General Zia Ud Din Najam (Retd) welcomed the chief guest and highlighted the achievements and contribution made by NUML in various fields of education, especially oriental and occidental languages, being one of the largest language universities in Asia.
He said that university had developed NUML support fund to facilitate deprived or poor students. Rector NUML inform the honourable minister that Varsity has established its campus at Urumqi, china and Gwadar and land for Bhahawalpur campus has been acquired. He thanked the worthy minister for sparing his precious time to participate in NUML’s convocation.