‘Education is best investment’

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THE NATION, PESHAWAR, 19th SEPTEMBER 2013:- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah has stressed the importance of promotion of primary education in the country.
Addressing the 10th convocation of Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology on Wednesday, the governor said this is also the best way to make them better citizens and ensure better future for the coming generations.
“There is an urgent need that each and every educated person should spare time and resources and contribute to get each and every child enabled to be blessed with the ornament of education,” the governor added.
The ceremony was also addressed by Special Assistance to Chief Minister, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani while the vice chancellor of the institution, Prof Saleemur Rehman presented the annual report and highlighted the performance of the university. Realising the importance of education, the governor said: “The nations, what, we witness making progress in every field of life, have achieved this status and capabilities because of their investments made in the field of education and promotion of science and technology.”
Congratulating the graduates, the governor said that their present accomplishments are indeed a big achievement in their quest for attaining higher education and to make this possible, they indeed have rendered sacrifices in shape of time, resources and energies.
“Some of you will be lucky to reap fruits of your efforts in short span of time and others may get their returns after a while. But the reality which stands un-changed is that education is the best investment in one’s life whether in individual as well as collective capacities”, he remarked.
The governor observed that new institutions are established both under the aegis of private as well as public sectors and simultaneously new horizons are also emerging in every field of life with great attractions for youngsters.
Every year, he added, thousands of youngsters are graduating from educational institutions with the spirit to join hands with their seniors in development of the country and society but at the same time there is also the need to be conscious about the importance of quality.
“This indeed is one of the most vital aspects of the educational system for making our youngsters more competitive at all levels”, he said.  He also appreciated the working of the university and pointed out that with all the successes which it bears in its credit in mind, there exists strong hope that it will attain more successes in future too.
Earlier, Prof Saleemur Rehman presenting the annual report said that the university is in the process of introducing unified communication and digital teaching system.
Half of the total of 250 faculty members, he added, are PhD level scholars.
“University is also in the process to launch its educational programs in Fata for which it has already obtained NOC. The university is also successfully running MS leading to PhD programs,” Prof Saleem added.
Earlier, the governor gave away degrees and medals to graduates. Amongst them, Khalid Ahmad, Syed Muhib Ali Shah, Yasir Mahmood, Babar Shahzad, Miss Rabia, Wajeeha Tahir, Anam Faheem, Kinza Hameed, Muqarrab Baseer, Hasnat Ahmad, Aisha Ayub and Muhammad Daud bagged gold medals for achieving distinctive positions in their respective disciplines.

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