A total number of 367 students were awarded with the degrees in the convocation ceremony of Agha Khan University in Karachi for the academic year 2013 on Thursday.
The convocation gave out the degrees to the 98 doctors who graduated from the AKU’s medical college and 14 from the same college received masters of Sciences degree in which the students were from epidemiology and bio statistics.
The school of nursing and Midwifery conferred degrees to 205 graduates in which 60 were from the Bachelors program, 13g got the degree of Masters in Science, 49 diplomas in nursing and 83 Post RN Bachelors of Science. The college also gave the degrees to the advance diplomas to 20 students from which seven were from the health profession department and the 13 were from the human development.
The occasion along with the degree distribution marked some glorious events like completion of three decades of the School of Nursing, 20th anniversary of the Institute for Educational Development, 10th anniversary of University Examination board and the 25th anniversary of the first graduating class from the medical college of university.
The founder and Chancellor of AKU Agha Khan outlined the vision of the university and how it will continue to help Pakistan in the education sector. He also announced the development of seven new graduates school within the university and across the continent. He also praised the overall performance and records the university has made in the past along with its expansion to the East Africa.
Among other notable attendees were Governor Sindh, Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Princess Zahra Aga Khan, the Aga Khan’s daughter and others.