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FJWU marks 25 years of excellence

By Afshan S. Khan
December 29, 2023

Rawalpindi : Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) marked its 25th annual day with a grand event, showcasing a quarter-century of academic brilliance and success.

The day commenced with a ‘Dua’ and ‘Quran Khawani’, where prayers were offered for the growth and prosperity of FJWU, its dedicated faculty, staff, and students. Extending their wishes beyond the university, prayers were also dedicated to the continued prosperity and growth of Pakistan.

VC Prof. Dr. Uzaira Rafique and  Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Faculty staff take a pose on the 25th annual day of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) on December 28, 2023. —Facebook/Fjwu_Official
VC Prof. Dr. Uzaira Rafique and  Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Faculty staff take a pose on the 25th annual day of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) on December 28, 2023. —Facebook/Fjwu_Official

A multitude of faculty, staff, and students participated in the ‘Quran Khawani’ and ‘Dua’, embodying the collective spirit of gratitude and optimism that defines the Fatima Jinnah Women University community.

The day featured various events and celebratory gatherings resonating with the harmonies of the national and FJWU anthems, emphasising the university's commitment to national identity and pride in its accomplishments.

Prof. Dr. Uzaira Rafique, the vice chancellor, graced the occasion, taking a moment to applaud the unwavering dedication of FJWU's exceptional faculty and staff. In her address, Prof. Dr. Uzaira Rafique illuminated the remarkable journey of success and growth, emphasising significant milestones achieved over the past 25 years. The vice chancellor highlighted that FJWU not only celebrated its academic excellence but also embraced new departments, achieved higher national and international rankings, expanded enrolment, and fortified its entrepreneurial spirit.

"Today, we celebrate not just our past accomplishments but also our commitment to shaping the future," remarked Prof. Dr. Uzaira Rafique. She praised the university's departments for pioneering new trends, aligning with industrial needs, and preparing students for the challenges of the future. The vice chancellor extended heartfelt appreciation to the students, urging them to persevere and excel in their academic pursuits.

A captivating mime performance took centre stage, portraying the resilience and empowerment of women, embodying the success story of Fatima Jinnah Women University. The performance captivated the audience and underscored the university's dedication to promoting women's empowerment through education.

The celebration reached its climax with a cake-cutting ceremony, symbolising shared achievements and unity among the FJWU community. A lunch, reflecting the university's commitment to inclusion and equity, was arranged for the faculty and staff of FJWU. As the curtains fell, prayers were offered for the continued growth and success of Fatima Jinnah Women University.

Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) enrols over 6,000 women in 26 departments, emphasising its commitment to excellence in higher education. FJWU is dedicated to aspiring for a sustainable future through research, collaboration, and community engagement.

The institution values intellectual openness, integrity & diversity, excellence & dedication, recognition & performance, and sustainable collaborations.

Since its inception, FJWU has focused on achieving excellence in higher education, promoting global linkages, empowering women for leadership roles, and offering inclusive opportunities for professional and personal development. The university remains committed to providing a conducive learning environment for societal well-being and transformation.