3rd convocation of Defence College held
KARACHI, May 5- (The Nation): The 3rd convocation of Defence Degree College Karachi was held in the College
Auditorium here on Friday.
The Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Prof Dr
Pirzada Qasim presided over the convocation and conferred the degrees on the
passing out graduates.
Dr Pirzada Qasim in his convocation address said that
in the 60 years of its existence the nation has dismally lagged behind in
education. He lamented that over the years the number of educational
institutions in the country swelled but the culture for learning and research
could not be developed.
He attributed this dismal state to the lack of
political will and allocation of inadequate funds for education. He said that in
the field of education critical mass could not be achieved essentially required
to exacerbate the development process. He said that against the minimum spending
4 per cent of natural GDP required for any meaningful development in education
only 2 per cent GDP was being spent for the purpose in the past.
the efforts of government, which for the first time had realised, the
significance of developing knowledge based society in the country. He said that
the present government had raised the educational budget allocation to 2 per
cent of GDP and plans to take it to 4 per cent of GDP for attaining sustainable
growth and development in education sector.
The VC said that the real wealth
of a society was quality of manpower it produced and added that in the world of
knowledge-based competition; quality and relevance of education were the key
elements in national development. The VC advised the students to develop in them
a strong sense of dedication and patriotism.
He described the DHA Colleges
affiliated with Karachi University as some of the best institutions. He said
that the DHA educational institutions maintained discipline and academically
vibrant environment at its campuses, which was laudable.
In his welcome
address, the principal of the College, Capt (R) Ahmed Zaheer PN, stated that the
core values embedded in the system of education at DHA College were based on
merit, truth, diligence, tolerance and humility. He urged the students to remain
committed to the values espoused by their alma mater and give their best to the
The chief guest conferred degrees on 85 graduates of Commerce and
Arts. He also awarded medals to the meritorious students of the College. Kamran
Mirza, Faisal Tahir, Summayya Jamal Rostum and Samreen Nisar Qureshi received
the medals as highest achievers.
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