President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized the need of imparting technical education to the youth of Pakistan for getting a respectable place in the comity of nations.
He was addressing the 14th Convocation of Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar held at Jinnah Convention Center, on Monday.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Higher Education Mr. Kamran Khan Bangash, Vice Chancellor, Sarhad University, Peshawar Prof. Dr. Salim-ur-Rehman, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments, noted educationists of the country and a large number of graduating students and their parents also participated in the Convocation.
He appreciated the academic standards of Sarhad University, Peshawar for the providing quality educational facilities to the students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in general and those of the other parts of the country in general. He also lauded the Distance Education Program of the University which is equally benefiting the students of far flung areas of the country to earn education without facing dis location.
Earlier, while addressing the Convocation, the Provincial Minister, Mr. Kamran Bangash said that Private Universities are equally sharing the burden of Public Sector Universities to provide higher education facility to the youth of Province.
While presenting a report on the University performance, the Vice Chancellor said that Sarhad University has made remarkable progress in short span of twenty years and has established six faculties, four institutes and fifteen departments to offer degrees in more than eighty disciplines.
Earlier, the President of Pakistan awarded PhD, MS and M.Phil Degrees to thirty scholars of the University who completed their degrees in different disciplines.