PESHAWAR, May 22: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Masood Kausar on Tuesday urged female medical graduates to continue working in the health sector instead of switching to other professions.
He was speaking at the first convocation of Women Medical College in Abbottabad.
The governor urged private schools and colleges not to focus their attention on earning money only and said they should work for promotion of quality education.
“It is always my earnest effort to ensure justified and realistic working of private educational institutions strictly in accordance with the core spirit of the importance of education. I will play my role in discouraging the making educational institutions as a source of earning,” he said.
Mr Kausar said despite huge spending by the government, a lot was still needed to ensure desired standards, particularly in health and education sectors.
He said it was time to shake off the slumber of ignorance and spread knowledge to every corner of the country to realise the dream of prosperous Pakistan.
Highlighting the importance of quality of education, the governor said though good teachers and institutions mattered a lot, it was also the hard work which ensured success.
“With this in mind, the government is moving rapidly to provide maximum opportunities of better educational facilities to the young generation,” he said.
Referring to the role of private educational institutions in promotion of higher learning, the governor said no compromise would be made on quality of education.
“It is always my earnest effort to ensure justified and realistic working of private educational institutions strictly in accordance with the core spirit of the importance of the education. I will try my level best to avoid the practice of mere making the educational institutions as a source of earning,” he said.
Congratulating the graduates, the governor said they were lucky for having studied in decent educational institutions but at the same time they should also be mindful of the fact they owe a lot to those fellow youngsters, who could not have access to opportunities of similar standards.He advised female medical graduates to pay back to the suffering humanity besides their families and the parent educational institutions by serving their profession with the spirit of humanity.
In all, 200 graduates of seven sessions from 2004 to 2010 were declared successful. Of them, Dr Chaman Ara, Dr Fatima Shahzadi and Dr Muneera Naz were declared the best graduates for the sessions 2005, 2009 and 2010, respectively, for securing top positions in their respective annual examinations.
Similarly, Dr Bushra Zafar, Dr Zainab Qadir, Dr Fakhira Naurin and Dr Aneela Yasmeen were given gold medals for being adjudged the best graduates of the sessions 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008, respectively. —APP