Education 'not option, but necessity', COAS Munir addresses NUST convocation ceremony
Rawalpindi: Annual convocation week of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) commenced at University’s main campus here.
Chairman NUST Board of Governors, General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), Chief of Army Staff (COAS) graced occasion as Chief Guest at inaugural ‘Master Convocation Ceremony’ and conferred medals upon distinction holders. Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students received degrees during course of convocation week.
Degrees are being awarded to over 3,500 graduates from all NUST Schools at main campus in 7 core disciplines. Addressing graduates, COAS extended his heartiest felicitations to graduates, their parents and faculty. He commended NUST for developing conducive ecosystem for teaching and learning-one that nurtures brilliant minds, who are fully poised to serve nation.
COAS emphasised that education is not an option but necessity. He highlighted that today is beginning of new chapter in students’ lives, which heralds significant change that demands greater responsibility.
He emphasised that this newfound responsibility should manifest in their personality and choices in journey ahead. COAS remarked that it is now incumbent upon them to figure out and analyse challenges facing country and put their intellectual resourcefulness to find their solutions. Earlier upon arrival at NUST, COAS was received by Rector NUST.
Published in The Daily National Courier, October, 24 2023