SUIT holds 12th Convocation with President of Pakistan as Chief
Chitral Times Repot
ISLAMABAD: 12th Convocation of Sarhad University of Science
& Information Technology, Peshawar was held on Saturday with
President of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain as Chief Guest.
Chairman, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Prof. Dr.
Mukhtar Ahmad and Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Salim-ur-Rehman were
also present on the occasion , besides large number of students and
In total 450 degrees and 24 Gold Medals were awarded. Among
degrees, 5 were of PhD, 12 were of MS & M.Phil, 128 were of Masters
and 306 were of Bachelors.
While addressing the audience, the President of Pakistan has urged
the need of higher education, and term it the only way to progress
and prosperity of the nation. He said that progress of any country
is linked with the literacy rate. Those nations, which invested in
education in the past, are reaping fruits of success now. He was of
the view that severe situations of the country in terms of law and
order, was only due to not paying attention to the education, which
created a big threat to the entire population. Still we hope to
turn the things in positive way, with our collective wisdom and
political vision, he remarked.
Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, HEC, while expressing his views,
appreciated the standards provided by the Sarhad University to its
students. He said that HEC has given a new touch to higher
education, and instead of going abroad, the students from different
countries are now coming to Pakistan for carrying out their higher
education in different Pakistani Universities.
While presenting address of welcome, the Vice Chancellor, Dr.
Salim-ur-Rehman, highlighted the major achievements of the
University. He said that University is offering scholarships and
free ships to the IDPs and affectees of Army Public School. He said
the University is actively initiating co-curricular activities in
different fields, including sports, literary events, declamation
contests, science exhibitions, sports galas and youth festival.
Recent Publications of the University own books in the field of
M.Ed and B.Ed are widely appreciated by the educational circles, he
Later on the Chancellor of the University, Mr. Muhammad Riaz Karim
Presented the University Shields and books to the President of