Governor hints at reducing university fee by 30pc.

PESHAWAR -- Governor Ghulam Ali has urged parents and teachers to expedite their efforts and impart education to the students in line with modern needs so that they could be prepared to cope with the challenges posed by global development.

'There is no lack of talent in our children despite being poor and indigent. According to the Constitution of Pakistan, education and health are the fundamental rights of every citizen. The deliverance of these rights is the responsibility of the government,' he told the participants of convocation of Khyber Medical University here on Tuesday.

He said that keeping in view poverty in the province, steps would be taken to reduce university fee by up to 30 per cent. 'It is my mission and goal to provide equal opportunities of education to the poor and needy students,' he added.

KMU Vice-chancellor Prof Ziaul Haq, Higher Education Secretary Mohammad Daud Khan, Health Secretary Amer Sultan Tareen, Surgeon General of Pakistan Army retired Lt Gen Dr Nigar Johar and others were also present at the convocation.

The governor congratulated the graduates of PhD, MPhil, Masters, MBBS, BDS, gold medalists and their parents. On the occasion, 228 graduates and 58 gold medalists received degrees from the governor.

'We have to focus on the prevention of diseases rather than treatment as this strategy can reduce the burden of diseases. We consider it our national responsibility to solve the problems of all the universities. It is our social responsibility to respect the teachers. There will be no compromise on it,' he said.

Ghulam Ali awards degrees to 228 graduates at KMU convocation

He said that the graduates were the ambassador of that...

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