APP51-28 MALAKAND: 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

CHAKDARA, Nov 28 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Iqbal Zaffar Jhagra Monday conferred degrees to the graduates of the University of Malakand for 2012, 2013 and 2014 sessions here at its 4th convocation.

Some 117 graduates from the faculties of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Management Sciences, Science, Information Technology, Social Sciences, Education and Law received their degrees and 55 were awarded gold medals.

The convocation was also attended by vice chancellors of Islamia
College University and Abbotabad University of Science and Technology, syndicate members, Commissioner Malakand Division and Prof Dr Jehandar Shah, Ex-Vice Chancellor University of Malakand.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor, who is also vice chancellor of the university, felicitated the graduating students, saying that the university had made tremendous growth in a short span of time.

He particularly congratulated the vice chancellor for attaining second position in the ranking given by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He agreed to establish boys and girls hostels, particularly to facilitate students from FATA and other areas.

He asked Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Johar Ali to prepare a summary for acquiring over 300 kanal more land for the purpose.

Earlier in his welcome address, Prof Dr Johar Ali highlighted the progress made by the university in recent years.

He also mentioned both the completed and ongoing projects and the steps taken to facilitate the students.

He urged the chancellor to extend all possible support to the university in meeting its urgent needs.

The vice chancellor also congratulated the graduating students and awardees of gold medals.