Universities are known by research, not by buildings’

Karachi: January 17: The Islamic world is yet to produce a Noble Prize winner for research work done in the field of science. The Muslims should come out of the world of ignorance and concentrate on research and development, said former minister for education and information technology Professor Dr Atta-ur-Rahman on Saturday.

The Professor Emeritus, International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, was speaking at the first-ever convocation ceremony of the Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences (CIBES) held at its campus.

Dr Atta-ur-Rahman awarded degrees to 29 BBA and MBA graduates. He also awarded medals to high achievers and also congratulated the degree recipients and advised them to keep improving themselves.

He also advised the students not to seek only jobs after graduation; rather, they should become entrepreneurs and create jobs. He highlighted the recent developments in the field of science and shared how these developments were helping people in developed countries.

The former minister pointed out that Pakistan was among nine most illiterate countries among the world. “This is so unfortunate that the country is spending hardly two percent of its budget on educational affairs and that’s why there is slow progress in the education sector in Pakistan.”

He urged that the private sector should come forward and play their due role as it would be helpful for the country and we could be able to conduct advance research works in various filed of science and technology.

He was hopeful that the prime minister, who had announced provision of four percent of the annual budget on the education sector, would fulfil his commitment as it would put a create difference in the education sector in the coming years.

Dean CIBES Dr MMA Feeroze, in his welcome address, mentioned that CIBES believed in developing ethical business leaders.

Chairman Board of Governors CIBES Irfan Nadeem, in his address, commended the students and their parents and teachers for their hard work, dedication and commitment.

Besides other guests, dignitaries from the business world and academia also attended the CIBES convocation.The news.