Lahore: Total 1,373 students graduated at the 19th Convocation of the University of Central Punjab (UCP). Out of those 1,373 students 108 students received their MS and MPhil degrees at a ceremony organized on Thursday at the Expo Centre Lahore.

The Board of Governors Chairman of UCP Mian Amer Mahmood was the chief guest whereas British Council Country Director Rosemary Hilhorst, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Abdul Basit and Peshawar Zalmi cricket team CEO Zeeshan Afzal were the guests of honour.

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At the convocation of UCP, Daneyal Muhammad Mirza was awarded the roll of honour whereas two aspirants received merit certificates.

Furthermore, 54 position holders were awarded along with gold, silver and bronze medals. The Faculty of IT had 247 graduates, UCP Business Schoo had 717, School of Accounting & Finance had 191, Faculty of Engineering had 128, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences had 65 graduates, and Faculty of Pharmacy had 14 graduates while School of Media and Communication Studies had 11.

While speaking at the ceremony, Rosemary Hilhorst congratulated the graduates as well as their families.

She said that the British Council had been working in Pakistan since 1948 through programmes focused on arts, education, English, society as well as the examination system.

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She further added that 160 universities of Pakistan were associated along with the British Council and all VCs of Pakistan, at some point in their career, received training under the leadership programme in the United Kingdom.

The Pro Rector of UCP Dr Muhammad Zafarullah, in his welcome address, thanked the guests, parents as well as the aspirants for being part of the ceremony. He applauded the role of the British Council in supporting and promoting the education sector in Pakistan.


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