Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that the Islamia College after having become a public sector university in 2008, is indeed poised to facing new challenges. At the same time, he added, it has also got the privilege of competing over a vast canvass both at national and international level. He was addressing the 5th Convocation of Islamia College University at its premises on Tuesday.
In all 160 graduates, awarded PhD, M.Phil, Masters and Bachelor degrees in various disciplines and amongst them 30 got gold medals for achieving distinctions in their respective disciplines. “From today’s event coupled with many success stories, the institution carries in its credit – there exists every hope that the Islamia College University will maintain the level of its glorious accomplishments”, the Governor who is also the Chancellor of the public sector universities of the province said.
He also congratulated the management for the Establishment of four new centers of graduate study viz. – the Center of I.T Industrial Innovation; Center for Omic Sciences; Center of Material Research and Center for Gandhara Study at Islamia College and said that indeed these are some of the new milestones towards new horizons which would open new avenues of development in the region. “Establishing knowledge driven role of the graduates for betterment of our beloved country in particular and the humanity as the whole as well, is also a challenge of the present day before all of us”, he pointed out.
The Governor also pointed out that there can never be any substitute to quality in all respects and this cherished objective in respect of education can only be achieved if it is supplemented by character building of students. The parents, he added, must inculcate in the mind of the future generation that we all have tremendous responsibility of steering this nation towards a safe, secure and prosperous future. The Governor congratulated the graduates for having completed their studies at this prestigious historic institution and also reminded them that their parents are equally the major stakeholders in their achievements, since it is their sacrifices; encouragement and support that they all have seen this day.