Lahore: Governor Punjab, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that there will be no compromise on transparency and merit in universities. Countries are strengthened only by the rule of law. It is imperative for a person holding any public office to do full justice to his position. He was addressing the 27th convocation of the University of Engineering and Technology on Monday. Vice Chancellor of University of Engineering and Technology, Prof. Dr. Mansoor Sarwar, syndicate members of university, foreign delegations, deans, register Muhammad Asif, controller examination Zurgham Nusrat and other heads of teaching and administrative departments were also present on the occasion. Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar and Vice Chancellor also awarded gold models to the position holder students. At the convocation, 2246 graduates, 651 M.Phil, 32 PhD students were awarded degrees and 61 students were awarded gold medals. Governor Punjab planted a tree on the occasion of 100 years of establishment of the university and also inaugurated a commemorative plaque.
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Governor while addressing the ceremony said that merit is essential for the success of any institution. He said that as Chancellor, he had appointed all Vice Chancellors in the universities of Punjab on merit and there will be no compromise on transparency and merit in the universities. He said that the current government is committed to ensure quality education for all to keep face with the world, adding that public access to higher education is the responsibility of the state. Our goal is to empower students in the field of education and research so that they can play their part in sustainable development, he said.
Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that he was confident that the University of Engineering and Technology would promote connectivity between local industries and it would offer them effective technical and economic solutions. He said that as a bridge between the academic institutions and industry, the university has already made internship in industry mandatory for awarding degree and also introduced various trainings for graduates.
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said that after graduation from this great institution students owe a heavy responsibility towards the students who come after them to leave a better educational legacy for them. He said that university graduates are not only contributing towards the development of the country but also pursuing higher education in the foreign countries . Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar urged the graduating students to collaborate with the government on sustainable measures to address the key issues such as poverty, water crisis, environmental pollution and natural disasters,adding that the IT sector is also an incredibly lucrative opportunity to bring social and economic prosperity to Pakistan.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mansoor Sarwar while congratulating the position holders and the students who obtained degrees said that the university of Engineering and Technology is one of the best University not only in Pakistan but also in the world. It has been 100 years since this historic school was established and he was honoured serve here as the Vice Chancellor. “I have ensured transparency and merit in the university and we try our level best not to deprive any student of education due to non-availability of fees”, he added.