Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has advised the students to equip themselves with latest technologies and knowledge to attain respectable position in life after passing out of their alma-mater.
He expressed these views while addressing a “virtual convocation” of the Federal College of Education in which degrees and certificates were awarded to the college graduates.
Addressing students and faculty, Chief Guest of the ceremony, Shafqat Mehmood offered the warmest congratulation to the graduating students and said they had brought laurels not only to their college but also to their families.
“You completed one phase on the highway of learning which is life long process,” he said.
Shafqat also advised the graduates to realize the sensitivity and importance of their role as future builder of the nation facing challenges on ideological, cultural, global, scientific and economic fronts.
He appreciated the efforts of faculty under leadership of Prof Dr. Samia Rehman for wholesome grooming of the students
Some sixty six bachelor and forty-seven postgraduate level students were conferred degrees.
Farah Hamid Khan Secretary Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training also participated in the online convocation ceremony.
Secretary Education Farah Hamid Khan while congratulating the students, also advised the students to equip themselves with the skills to cope the challenges of 21st century to serve the nation.
She highlighted the efforts of ministry for educational reforms to bring Pakistan at par in comity of nations.
Earlier in her welcome address Prof. Dr. Samia Rehman Dogar, Director FCE shared the history of the FCE and said the college was established in 1974 as a directorate of In-Service teacher training and resource material center.
In service teacher training programmes, FCE has trained more than 50,000 teachers throughout Pakistan.
She highlighted that FCE was a unique institution of national integration having students from all over Pakistan with a mandate of pre-service and in-service teacher training programmes.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Hamid Hassan, Dean Academics congratulated the students and their parents on their achievement.