Islamabad, July 12: National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (FAST-NU) on Wednesday organised its 27th convocation to confer degrees on 296 bachelor, masters and PhD candidates. The position-holders were also awarded medals for their excellent academic performance. In his address, Rector Dr Amir Muhammad said character-building and personality development of the youth should be the foremost goal of education. He said only addressing the prevailing imbalance between science and humanities could attain a balanced personality.
"The university has made substantive strides towards this goal," he said and commended it for according priority to character building and personality-development of the youth, which should be the foremost goal of education. "A nation of 170 million is blessed with priceless resources, both material and human and we can take on challenges by equipping our youth with science and technology coupled with high moral values," he added. In his welcome address, university Director Dr Waseem Ikram said that Islamabad Campus of FAST-NU in a short span of time has become one of the most vibrant, effective, and rewarding seats of higher learning in the country. The commitment of the faculty, hard work of the students, and the support and guidance of the university management has helped the campus reach this enviable stature. FAST Secretary General Rana Ghulam Shabbir, Dean Dr Ayub Alvi and Registrar Dr Latif Virk, students and their parents also attended the ceremony. app