A convocation ceremony was held on Wednesday at the Bilquis College of Education for Women (BCOEW) at the Pakistan Air Force base in Chaklala.
The convocation was held for the passing out students of MA English, MA education, M Ed, BA, BSc, and BEd.
Quaid-e-Azam University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai was the chief guest on the occasion, while Islamabad Air University Vice Chancellor Air Commodore (r) Dr Ijaz Ahmad Malik presided over the ceremony. Pakistan Air Force Women Association (PAFWA) President Begum Shehla Tahir was also present on the occasion.
Yasinzia gave away trophies, medals and certificates to the position holders in various disciplines. Jamila Naseer, received the BEd degree, was awarded the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, given to the student of the year. The 33 students received a degree in M.A English, 65 students in MEd, 42 students in MA education, 545 students in BEd, 31 students in BA and 44 students in BSc.
Addressing the convocation, Yasinzai said education meant growth. “Education does not mean preparing for professional life. It means life itself,” adding that “educated bestows upon power to think with clarity, the power to act well and the power to appreciate life.”
The chief guest further said the country should have been troubled by the fact that the nation was poorly performing in education. “We are an overpopulated country with low literacy rate while the fact is that countries only develop and become rich after investing in education.”