12th Convocation of GIKI: 'Education imperative to scientific development'
Swabi, June 03, 2008: If we want to catch up with the
developed countries in scientific and technological development, we will have to
educate our youths, Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan Chairman Dr
Attaur Rahman said on Monday.
Speaking as the chief guest at the 12th
Convocation of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences
and Technology, Dr Rahman said that if we succeeded in educating all the
youngsters of the country, it would be a great achievement.
conferred on 211 GIKI students, including 189 BS, 21 MS and one PhD student, at
Around 1,662 students graduated from the GIKI since its
establishment in 1993, which includes 153 MS and 12 PhD students.
chairman said that in the year 2007-2008, the government allocated Rs253 million
for education sector, out of which Rs53 million were allocated to the HEC. He
said that the government was committed to promoting quality education and
elevating literacy rate in the country.
Dr Rahman said that the HEC would
provide 80 percent funds for research project jointly launched by the GIKI and
industry sector. A nanotechnology centre would be established at the GIKI, he
Speaking on the occasion, Society for the Promotion of Engineering
Sciences and Technology in Pakistan (SOPREST) President and former NWFP
caretaker chief minister Shamsul Mulk applauded the founder of the institute
Ghulam Ishaq Khan, who was the former president of Pakistan. Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad
Khalid, the Academic Pro-Rector, also spoke on the occasion. Quaid-e-Azam medal
for overall best performance among the faculty members was given to Ahmad Usman,
while Ghulam Ishaq Khan Medal for the best academic performances was bagged by
Wadood Javed Yahya. Faculty-based gold medals for BS programme were won by Aakif
Tanveer, Muneeba Kibrya, Wadood Javed, Maham Aftab, Foaad Ahmed Tahir and Waqas
Anwar. Daily Times
"The faculty based gold medal programme of B.S. in Computer Software Engineering was awarded to Muhammad Zaid Mansoor, NOT Muneeba Kibrya. There was an error on behalf of the administration, which was corrected on the day of convocation."
Name: Rehan Talat
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan