Quality education, knowledge-based research need of hour: Punjab governor

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FAISALABAD: Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana on Wednesday said that quality education and knowledge-based research were the need of the hour.

He was addressing the 8th convocation of the Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) held at its New Campus on Jhang Road.

Parliamentarians Faqeer Hussain Dogar, Hajji Ilyas Ansari and Fatima Fariha, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Ali, Government College University for Women ViceVice-ChancellorNoreen Aziz Qureshi, deans, heads of department, faculty and a large number of students along with their parents were present during the ceremony.

The governor congratulated the graduating students and said that the future of the country was in the hands of the educated youth and it was their responsibility to work hard and serve the nation as well as the country.

He urged upon students to utilise their skills, knowledge and capabilities to serve people in different fields.

He said that the present era belonged to research, technology and specialization.

“We must focus on improving all those aspects which would bring our universities among top universities of the world”, he said.

The governor said that Pakistan was rich in resources and capabilities but there was a need to utilise them properly.

Rajwana appreciated GCUF Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali and his team for rapid development of the varsity and attaining the best ranking in the universities in the country.

The governor also termed the Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) a blessing for students of the region.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the university’s vice-chancellor thanked the governor for participating in the convocation as a chief guest, and highlighted the performance of the university.

He said that the university would soon attain a place in the ranking of 500 top universities of the world as well as the third-ranking university of the country. He added that the university was offering PhD in 27 disciplines, MPhil in 50 disciplines, Masters in 39 subjects while 59 subjects were being taught in Bachelors classes.