DUHS, Liaquat Medical College convocation

Over 1,200 get degrees at DUHS convocation
Karachi, May 16: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) held its fifth convocation on Sunday to give away degrees, medals and shields to more than 1,200 graduates in different disciplines at the university's Ojha Campus.

The degrees were conferred on MBBS, BDS, nursing and medical technology graduates as well as postgraduates of 2013 and 2014 batches.

Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed was the chief guest at the convocation attended by the faculty heads, DUHS academic council members, doctors, paramedics, students and their parents, besides dignitaries.

Dr Sagheer Ahmed, also the pro-chancellor of the university, said the day of convocation was a thirst-quenching occasion for all students and their parents alike. He told the graduates that they had chosen a profession which was meant to serve the humanity irrespective of patients' caste, creed or faith.

DUHS Vice Chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan said that since its establishment, the university had produced 7,382 undergraduates and 1,190 postgraduates in all disciplines of medical and allied sciences.

Earlier, the minister distributed medals, certificates and shields to the position-holders. Dawn

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Call to delete outdated matter from textbooks
Karachi: Outdated stuff from education courses must be deleted from one to matriculation classes and modern practical-based education system should be introduced across the country for achieving real development and progress, said TechLabx/Mamdani Incorporation CEO Essa Mamdani in a statement on Sunday. Our education system is not much effective as now a days the main focus of teachers is on making grades of students rather than providing proper education that must be delivered. The teachers compel students to remain busy in race to win and they have even forgotten the real motives of education. This pressure makes the syllabus much heavier to be handled by a student, he said. Mamdani said the courses should be reduced by as per memory capacity of students. The load should be reduced in such a manner that the syllabus must be completed within given time, while funfair activities should be the part of education. He said that funfair activities would help students to learn more efficiently and reduce those subjects from the syllabus, which make no sense and add such subjects that could help the students in their practical life. As we talk about the teachers in schools, it is also mandatory to raise voice here that as the world is transforming to modernism, we should also make efforts to match courses at par with it. Mamdani said: Unfortunately in Pakistan, students just, after completing matriculation get jobs to educate students that create lack of proper education to the students. They do not make their proper plan to complete the courses within the time given. It makes the students exhaust in the last days before examination. He said unfortunately, education system of Pakistan had made the students a machine to copy and paste. It means to copy from notebook to their minds, and paste it directly to their examination sheets without even understanding that specific topic. Such education is of no use that makes the student addicted to spoon-feeding. Students are getting much more impractical. It is imperative to reduce burden of courses from students and ensure them provision of practical-based education based, Mamdani concluded. Daily times

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Liaquat Medical College holds second convocation
Karachi: Eighty-three medical graduates of the Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College were awarded the MBBS degrees by the Vice Chancellor of Karachi University Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser at a colourful ceremony held at the Convention Centre Auditorium on Saturday.

This group is the second class (2013), graduating for the MBBS degree of the Liaquat National Medical College established in August 2007.

The ceremony was witnessed by the proud parents of the medical graduates, members of the governing body of Liaquat National Hospital, dignitaries and faculty members, dressed in the traditional regalia, and senior management staff.

The highlight of the ceremony was the Wajid Ali Shah Medal for Best Graduate (Best Overall Academic Performance Over Five Years), which was awarded to Dr Fawad Shahid along with a cash award of Rs 350,000.

This award has been introduced in the memory of (late) Wajid Ali Shah who was the founder President of the Liaquat National Hospital.

Dr Fawad Shahid was also awarded the merit award for the 1st position for Final Year MBBs. Dr Faiza Hassan received the merit award for 2nd position and Dr Arsalan Ahmed Abro received the merit award for the 3rd position.

These merit awards were presented by Vice Chancellor KU Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser and included a cash award of Rs 100,000, Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000, respectively.

Besides, special awards were presented to Dr Rehan Rais who received the Medical Director's Medal for Best Male Graduate, presented by Dr Salman Faridi, Medical Director of the Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College and to Dr Maria Tariq Siddiqui who was awarded the Dean's Medal for Best Female Graduate by Prof Dr Amir Ali Shoro, Dean & Principal of Liaquat National Medical College.

Syed Shahid Ali, President LNH governing body, congratulated the graduates for their accomplishments and urged them to remain committed to their profession.

Dr Salman Faridi advised the young doctors to look at themselves as "healers" rather than just doctors. He told the graduates that the LNH&MC Alumini Association has been established which would enable them to keep in touch with their alma mater and classmates.

He shared his vision of seeing them as future custodians of the institution holding leadership positions at the hospital and medical college, which should also be part of their career goals. The news

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