80% gold medal winners in universities are women: Sarwar

ISLAMABAD, May 2 (APP):Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar Thursday said among the winners of the gold medals in universities, 80 per cent were women which reflected that they were outshining the boys in every walk of life.

Addressing the 18th convocation of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) here at Convention Center, the governor reiterated his government’s resolve to offer them level-playing field in every field and said this half of society had made tremendous achievements and contributions to the national development so far.

Muhammad Sarwar, also the Chancellor of FJWU, awarded degrees to 1,349 graduates including 10 PHDs, 52 M Phil, 29 MS, 427 Masters and 831 Bachelors. Besides, he also conferred gold and silver medals 35 position holders.

He said whenever the women assigned any task, they performed much better than boys anywhere in the world.

Sarwar said his government was committed to ensure their equal participation in national politics and policy making, adding that the improvement in women literacy rate would witness significant rise in PTI-led government.

“You represent the future of country that has high expectation from your side,” he said and wished them good luck for their future endeavours.

Advising the students to be punctual in their daily life, he cited the examples of some of his friends who failed in their practical life despite being extraordinary students due to their idleness.
He also underscored the importance of sports and co-curricular activities for the personality grooming of students.

Sarwar regretted that a large number of children were still out of schools and working as a labourer, urging the audience to play their due role and support government in enrolling them all in educational institutions.

He said the country was confronting with multiple challenges ranging from environmental degradation to water crisis which could be addressed through collective efforts and a holistic approach.
Sarwar also shared the illustration of Muslim and national heroes to sensitize the students about societal ethics.

FJWU Vice Chancellor Samina Qadir congratulated the students and their parents on the day of their success and praised the role of the university’s faculty for their remarkable efforts.
She said the FJWU was committed to playing a leading role to impart holistic and transformative education which empowered the country’s women to revolutionize the society.

Samina said the university was hosting over 5,000 students and offering 70 degree programmes including seven doctoral studies, 17 MPhil/ MS, 17 postgraduate and 29 undergraduate programmes.

She said the varsity was not only preparing the students for job markets but also focusing on building their character. She added that the courses, being offered in the FJWU, were equipped with tolerance, ethics and peace.