333 degrees awarded at Greenwich University’s 12th convocation

Karachi:25 December:Greenwich University (GU) awarded degrees to 333 graduating students at its 12th convocation held at the varsity’s Karachi campus on Saturday.

The graduating students included 213 undergraduates, 108 postgraduates, seven M.Phil students and five students who qualified for associate degrees. A total of 19 students received gold medals for academic excellence.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of students, parents and teachers. GU also awarded Honoris Causa degrees to eminent writer and TV personality Anwar Maqsood; Hilton Pharma Chairman Sardar Yasin Malik; industrialist SM Muneer; and Air Commodore (Retd) Shabbir Ahmed Khan.

In her address, GU Vice Chancellor Seema Mughal spoke of the varsity’s longstanding aim of helping students achieve a level of personal development that would give them a better future and also make Pakistan’s brighter. “The country requires your [the graduating students] services. For Pakistan’s growth and development, students such as yourself must step forward and apply your education and knowledge in a manner that benefits society as a whole.”

She said GU had been pursuing its mission for the past three decades and had achieved many milestones along the way. She spoke of the varsity’s success in opening a campus in Mauritius last year and said the management’s aim was to play a vital role in ensuring improved educational opportunities for the people of the region at large.

The VC said GU’s decision to expand to Mauritius held significant political and economic importance for Pakistan. “This venture will surely generate foreign exchange for Pakistan and also help us foster and improve relations in the region.”The news.