Promotion of education imperative for sustained progress, development: Governor

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APP09-28 MALAKAN: November 28 - Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra giving away degree to a graduate at the convocation of University of Malakand at its premises. APP

PESHAWAR, Nov 28 (APP): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Monday said promotion of quality education was imperative for sustained progress and development.

“To secure a respectable place for our beloved country amongst the ranks of developed countries of the world, we have to concentrate on promotion of quality education,” the Governor said while addressing as
the chief guest at the Convocation of the University of Malakand at its premises on Monday.

Vice Chancellor, University of Malakand Prof Dr Johar Ali, Vice Chancellor University of Science and Technology, Abbottabad, Professor Dr Iftikhar Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Islamia College University of Peshawar, Prof Dr Habib Ahmad, teachers and a large number of students, their parents and elders of the area, the Commissioner, Malakand Division Capt. (Retd) Usman Gul was also present on this occasion.

The Governor said for development in the country, we need to ensure
100 percent education in the society. In this connection, he added, apart from focusing upon quality knowledge there was also the need to promote research activities in the institutions of higher learning.

“We need to raise the capability of our universities in Malakand Division to a level which may attract foreign students to join them,” he said.

The Governor gave away degrees to 115 graduates of bachelor and masters while 50 achieved gold medals for their extra-ordinary performance.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr. Johar Ali while welcoming the
Governor thanked him for gracing the occasion by his presence.

Later on, the Governor also received a delegation of PML(N) at Fishing Hut, Chakdara which was led by former provincial minister, Malik Jehanzeb.