The 16th convocation at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) took place on the 14th of December, with President Arif Alvi in attendance as chief guest.
The convocation is held to award university students who graduated in 2019 and 2020. 1,309 MS degrees, 45 MPhil and 96 PhDs were awarded to students on the first day of the convocation. President Arif Alvi awarded gold medals to top position holders. Moreover, eight other students were awarded special gold medals.
Punjab Governor/Chancellor Chaudhry Sarwar, LCWU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Bushra Mirza, Controller Examinations Huma Saeed, Registrar Babar Ali Khan, University of Education VC Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Virtual University Rector Arshad Saleem Bhatti, BISE Lahore Chairman Habib Mirza, principals of affiliated colleges Dr Fauzia, Halima Afridi, senior faculty and officials were all present at the convocation.
On the 16th convocation, the president called out for creating more educational opportunities for women. He added that students must utilise modern technology for professional education and training. He said there is a great need for workers in nursing, IT, and other departments in the country. “IT remained a big industry as there was a tough competition in it and we required to prepare more graduates in it to compete at local and international markets.”
The president also highlighted that until 1904, women in Britain were the property of their husbands or fathers by law. At the time, women had no identity and rights. In comparison, the president said that Islam had safeguarded women rights centuries ago.
President Alvi’s government had made very important legislation regarding inheritance to ensure the provision of due rights to women. “The country needed educated youth that could contribute to building a progressive and healthier society, and it was only possible through education for all,” he said.
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