The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) celebrated 11th convocation ceremony on Thursday. A total of 6,726 degrees and 108 gold medals were awarded to female students and a total of 13,111 degrees were awarded to male students at IIUI 11th convocation. The convocation ceremony continued or two days. A total of 319 gold medals and 206 PhD degrees were awarded to students. The ceremony was held at IIU’s Islamabad campus.
The Rector of IIUI, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, IIU President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh and Vice Presidents of IIUI were present at the event. The Rector of IIUI, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai granted the gold medals and degrees to students. The Rector of IIUI addressed to the graduates and attendants at the convocation ceremony, he said, ‘We need to produce graduates for job market (Search Jobs by Company’s Profile Here) with an emphasis on entrepreneurship education for youth’. He expressed his resolution to carry out major changes in content of curriculum, conducting of research and teaching methodologies for improvement and raising quality of education provided by IIUI.
He said that we need to train our graduates with skills that can meet challenges and demands of jb markets. The education we provide must have societal relevance. He said IIUI will be paying more required focus on IT and Engineering programmes and courses which is demand of job markets and national priority these days. Furthermore, he said, ‘This objective will be achieved by University’s establishment of Sciences & Engineering based faculties which has set up Al-Farabi Research Centre which will be involved in problem-solving research. This is a recent trend and we are happy that IIU has taken this initiative’.
The Rector said that in last 10 years IIUI has developed greatly and met massive growth, he said,’ we are grateful to the brotherly countries that have provided 52 highly qualified teachers. 30 of our teachers are from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, the Scholars from Saudi Arabia and Sudan, who are significantly augmenting the number and quality of teachers in our Islamic Faculties’.
The IIU President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh also gave speech later in the event. He said by establishing an exclusive campus for female students IIUI has been able to win trust of parents. The female campus received a large number of enrollments. The rules and regulation being set at female campus of IIUI are according to Islamic culture, traditions and norms. He elaborated, ‘Among the most important achievements of the university is the preparation of the Message of Pakistan titled ‘Paigham-e-Pakistan’ calling for security, safety, and peace spreading the teachings of Islam aimed at moderation, peaceful coexistence and social security’.
The President if IIUI congratulated the graduating students and their parents. He expressed his hope that the graduating students will perform their services as professionals with dedication and honesty. He said IIUI teaches students to follow Islamic principles and face challenges according to Islamic teachings. The skills and knowledge gained by graduates of IIUI will make them able to achieve success in their respective fields, he said.
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