Thirty-year-old Haleema Sarwar, who is visually impaired, received her MS in applied English linguistics at the 31st convocation of the NED University of Engineering and Technology (NDUET) held on Tuesday.
Moreover, Sarwar has officially created history by becoming the first-ever visually impaired student to receive her MS from the renowned university in the past 100 years.
Haleema graduated with her MA in English literature from the University of Karachi in 2014, at which point she began working as a teacher. She was a professor at a number of institutions, including the Ida Rieu College for the Blind and Deaf.
“In today’s era, if any special person has the courage and wants to live a normal life, they can do it easily,” she said, adding that technological advancements had made it possible for people with disabilities to live a normal life.
She thanked her teachers who supported her studies and encouraged her to pursue higher education. Haleema intends to start her career as a lecturer. She hopes that this time she would secure a good job because she has earned a higher degree.