2,897 students received degrees at the LCWU convocation.

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LAHORE: The 18th convocation of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) was held here on Wednesday in which 2897 female students of the 2022 batch were awarded degrees.

The first session of the convocation was presided over by Governor Punjab/Chancellor Muhammad Balighur Rehman as Chief Guest. Addressing the ceremony, Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that LCWU has a 100-year history. Addressing the students, he said that your participation as women is very important in the development of Pakistan. Your entry into the market can strongly boost economic growth and help reduce the dependency ratio as well as increase the ratio of wage earners to the dependent. The governor said that the government is committed to providing women with the required social security to ensure their participation in the social and economic development of the country because there cannot be any meaningful development where women are excluded. “To this end, our government has committed itself to addressing issues of gender inequality, domestic violence, and lack of social protection that perpetuate injustice, deprivation and women’s empowerment,” she added. limit the ability to reach full potential”, he added.

LCWU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Bushra Mirza while addressing the convocation said that LCWU has become a member of 15 selected partner universities for the HESSA project in the year 2022. HESSA is a USAID-supported initiative led by the University of Utah, Univ. Alabama, and the Institute of International Education (IIE). He further said that various faculty and staff members of LCWU have received training in Islamabad and USA under this project. Moreover, LCWU was a proud member of CPEC Consortium of Universities, an initiative of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and China Association of Higher Education (CAHE), the VC said.

Highlighting the university’s achievements, the VC added: “Our Student Council head girl has been nominated for the Prime Minister’s Flood Heroes Award and will be honored with this prestigious award at an award ceremony on 5th December 2022 in her memory. Selected among top universities for International Volunteer Day at Prime Minister’s Office Islamabad.

Convocation offers 17 PhD degrees, 821 MS/MPhil degrees, 2045 B.Com degrees, BBA, BE, B.Architecture, BSCS, BFA, Doctor of Pharmacy, and M.A. 14 degrees of Islamic studies were distributed among female students. ; 648 students of Government Graduate Sumanabad College for Women, 587 students of Government Graduate Cooper Road College for Women and 424 students of Government Graduate Gulberg College were also awarded degrees. A total of 912 female students were awarded with medals and various awards.

One student was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal, 67 female students were awarded the Academic Gold Medal and 69 female students were awarded the Silver Medal. Shaista Sohail, Executive Director, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad, was the chief guest of the second session. Prof. Khalida Samar, Bushra Aitzaz, Prof. Irfana Maryam and others were honored with special alumni awards in the ceremony.

GCU Innovation Fest: Students of Government College University (GCU) Lahore showcased 52 business ideas and science-based solutions at the Innovation Fest 2022 on Wednesday.

The Innovation Fest, organized by the university’s Business Incubation Center (BIC), is part of the second week-long All-Pakistan Summit for student societies in which students from 25 universities across Pakistan participated.

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