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May 26, 2016

‘Education easiest route to progress’

Lahore

May 26, 2016

LAHORE

The 12th convocation of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) was held on Wednesday in which 6,485 graduates of BS, MS/MPhil, Pharm-D and PhD programmes were awarded degrees. 

Punjab Governor/Chancellor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana was the chief guest while Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin, LCWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Uzma Qureshi, faculty members and a large number of students and their family members were present. 

Speaking on the occasion, the governor said women education was the easiest route to the development of any nation. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was determined to promote education and therefore the government had allocated maximum resources for education sector. The governor termed young generation a precious asset and hope for a bright future of the country and said Pakistani women were talented and playing an important role in different sectors for national development. He said the future of Pakistan was safe in the hands of the youth who were making progress in various fields of life. He pointed out that LCWU is striving to promote quality education among young girls and its role in grooming young ladies speaks of its commitment towards women empowerment.

Prof Dr Uzma Qureshi asked parents of the graduating students to encourage and fully support their daughters to take up careers and become economically empowered. She said underprivileged students were receiving specified and need-based scholarships at LCWU without discrimination. “We are making higher education accessible to students from all walks of life,” she added. The VC further said the importance of higher education in the lives of women could not be ruled out adding students had to be prepared for contributing to the social and economic development of Pakistan. She added the university was moving towards the attainment of its Vision 2020 and its plan to strengthen its faculties and invest in the development of quality research. LCWU Controller of Examination Dr Tahira Aziz Mughal also spoke. 

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