Education promotion govt’s top priority: Sarwar

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FAISALABAD, Jan 29 (APP)::Punjab Governor and Chancellor Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that the Punjab government gives top most
priority to development and promotion of education sector.
He was addressing the 9th convocation of GCUF here on Tuesday.
Provincial Minister for Social Welfare & Baitul Maal Muhammad
Ajmal Cheema, Vice-Chancellor GCUF Prof Dr Nasir Amin, Controller Examination Prof Dr Shafqat Hussain, Registrar Dr Ghulam Ghous, MPAs Chaudhry Latif Nazar, Khial Kastro, deans, professors, parents and a large number of students were present on the occasion.The governor said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had asked him
and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar to focus on promotion
of higher education. He asked the young graduates to serve the
nation as well as the country with passion and dedication.
“I have noticed that girls are in majority for receiving gold
medals at the convocation, which indicates that our daughters are outshining their male counterparts in all fields of education,” he added. He asked the male students to also work hard to compete with
the female students.
The governor urged the young students to set your aims high, work
hard and make achievements to give their country a higher place among
the comity of nations.
He said that Pakistani graduates were serving at international
universities, and bringing great name to their country. The governor
said that he had struggled for getting GSP plus status for Pakistan.
In this connection, he met British parliamentarians personally,
informed them about the role and sacrifices of Pakistan in the war
against terrorism and convinced them for granting the GSP plus
status to Pakistan.
Pakistan has got benefit of US$15 billion after getting the
GSP plus status during the last five years, he added. He said that
the government was utilising all resources for strengthening national economy and people would see ‘New Pakistan’ soon.
He congratulated the degree holders and urged them to always
remember their parents and teachers in their achievements. Soon
after arrival in the university, Governor Punjab inaugurated Sir
Syed Academic Block and Allama Iqbal Library on the new campus.
Later, he distributed degrees, gold medals and shields among
students and academic staff.
Earlier, Vice-Chancellor GCUF Prof Dr Nasir Amin, during his
welcome address, said that 23,854 students of different faculties
were awarded degrees at the convocation. Among them include 9,080
students of faculty of arts and social sciences; 2,211 of faculty
of management; 985 of faculty of engineering; 1,485 of Islamic
studies; 3,287 of faculty of sciences, 90 of Pharmaceuticals, and
6,715 students of faculty of physical education.