The 10th Convocation of the University of Education (UoE) Lahore conferred degrees upon more than 8000 students here on Wednesday. The convocation ceremony was presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, while the Chairperson of Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Prof Dr Shahid Munir was the chief guest.
Vice-Chancellors of various universities and important personalities from academic and social circles also presented on the occasion. In the convocation, 8087 students including 15 PhD, 287 MPhil/MS and 7785 undergraduate and graduates awarded degrees. On this occasion, 48 graduating students were also be given medals for outstanding positions. The special feature of the 10th convocation of UoE is that this time all the proceedings of the ceremony have been conducted in the national language (Urdu).
During his presidential address at the convocation, Vice-Chancellor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha congratulated all the students, their parents and teachers who received degrees and medals. He said that of course Convocation is a historic and emotional occasion for students, parents and teachers.
The Vice-Chancellor said that more than 29,000 students in the University of Education are currently being provided excellent education by around 500 qualified teachers, more than 60% of whom are PhD. In UoE, the mega project has been completed in terms of education, training and construction, we have constructed new educational blocks at Township, Jauharabad and DG Khan Campus, central library, new auditorium, 39 science and computer labs, botanical gardens etc. University has recently formally launched its 5th Division, the Division of Islamic and Oriental Learning. The Vice-Chancellor further said that the University of Education, Lahore has achieved prominent positions in various national and international rankings in terms of quality. UoE also distributed scholarships worth Rs. 150 million to its needy and intelligent students last year, he added.
While congratulating the students, the chief guest Chairperson PHEC Prof Dr Shahid Munir said that the development of any country and nation depends on its young generation, whose best education and training is our unanimous social responsibility. And I am proud to say that the University of Education, Lahore has fulfilled its responsibility well, the university is providing the best opportunities to the new generation in terms of education and training.