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Students urged to learn modern sciences

By Our Correspondent
November 30, 2023

LAHORE: Punjab Governor/Chancellor King Edward Medical University (KEMU) M Balighur Rahman Wednesday stressed the need of exposing graduates to modern sciences in their professional life.

Presiding over the 13th KEMU Convocation, the governor said: "This institute must also impart knowledge and character-building to graduates." Caretaker Provincial Health Minister Prof Dr Javed Akram participated as the guest of honour. Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Prof Dr Mehmood Ayaz, Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Prof Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ijaz Hussain, Registrar Prof Dr Asghar Naqi, Prof Dr Imran, faculty members and fresh graduates along with their parents attended the event.

Punjab Governor/Chancellor KEMU M Balighur Rahman speaks during the 13th KEMU Convocation on November 29, 2023. — Facebook/King Edward Medical University Lahore
Punjab Governor/Chancellor KEMU M Balighur Rahman speaks during the 13th KEMU Convocation on November 29, 2023. — Facebook/King Edward Medical University Lahore

The governor and caretaker health minister congratulated the successful fresh graduates and their parents. Registrar Prof Dr Asghar Naqi administered the oath of service to the fresh graduates and Prof Ahsan Nauman to the postgraduates. The governor and the health minister distributed gold medals and degrees to the outstanding students. A cheque of Rs 200,000 was presented to Dr Hayeqa Fatima, who won first position in all subjects and won four gold medals.

KEMU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mahmood Ayaz shed light on the institution's performance and various programmes. In his address to the participants of the convocation, the Punjab governor said the KEMU has always played a key role in the development of medical education. Today, children have achieved this success after a lot of hard work. Today more than 418 students have been awarded degrees. The governor said among those who received degrees, 319 students of MBBS and 99 post-graduates, MPhil and diploma holders students are included. More than 23 medals have been awarded to Post Graduates and MBBS students who have secured the highest positions.

Addressing the participants, the caretaker health minister said one should always dream big to realise dreams. He said we should balance our lives. He said special attention was being paid to quality research in the medical institutions of Punjab. According to the vision of the Punjab Chief Minister we are trying to provide better health facilities to people. He congratulated all successful fresh graduates and their parents.

Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Prof Dr Mahmood Ayaz said the KEMU has been maintaining the tradition of being the a top merit university in the country. Prof Dr Mahmood Ayaz said as a doctor, you should spend most of your time in hospitals to save humanity. He said a doctor should reside in the hearts of patients.

Prof Dr Mahmood Ayaz said very soon the International Medical College is going to be established in New Campus Muridke Narowal Road. Alumni of King Edward Medical University will contribute. Endowment funds have been established on the instructions of Governor Punjab.

Former VCs Prof Amir Zaman Khan, Prof Qazi M Saeed, former Principal Prof Mehmood Ali Malik, retired professors, current medical Heads of institutions including Prof Mukhtar Hasan Randhawa, Prof Ayesha Shawkat, Prof Majeed Chaudhry, Prof Tahirim Fatima, Prof Imran akaram Sahaf, Prof Latif Malik, Prof Naveed, Prof M Yaqoob Qazi, heads of the Department of Medicine and many students and parents were present. At the end of the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor presented the commemorative shield of the university to Governor Punjab Baligh ur Rehman.