Syed Qaim Ali Shah, former Sindh Chief Minister and founder of the college, awarded the medals and degrees
The 1st Convocation of Khairpur Medical College was held on Saturday where 400 graduates including 16 gold medalists and 28 Silver Medalists were awarded with degrees.
Former Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah awarded the degrees to graduating students.
Addressing the convocation, Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that during his tenure as the Chief Minister he was accused of focusing only his native district Khairpur. “This was not true. I tried to make the education system of Sindh from Karachi to Kashmore a modern and exemplary system,” he claimed.
He said that there are 70 percent girls who today getting their certificates which shows that the girls are more conscious in education than the boys.
He said that 70 to 80 percent education is free from nursery to higher education in Sindh.
He said that once Punjab was popular in the promotion of the education than the other provinces, but now Sindh is rich in education than the Punjab.
He said that when the Khairpur was a State, there was free education, boarding and medical support.
He said that standard of the education of Sindh is popular throughout the Pakistan.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah said, “I gave a medical college to Khairpur during my period. Students from all over Sindh including Karachi are studying in Khairpur Medical College.”
Principal, Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences Professor Dr. Ghulam Ali Memon and Principal Khairpur Medical College Prof. Dr. Rukhsar Ali Shahani also addressed.
Prof. Dr. Shahid Jamal, head of the Ophthalmology department, in his briefing told that Khairpur Medical College was among the top 12 Medical Colleges in Pakistan and said that Pakistan Medical Commission has recognized the college in A-category.
He said that there was 500 literature books-based library and added that KMC not only focused upon Academic section but also promoting the recreational activities and there was High Dependency Unit (HDU).
Administrator of the KMC Dr. Abdul Hayee Phulpoto said that 16 Gold Medalists, 28 Silver Medalists were among the 400 students who got their degrees.
Dr. Sittara Phulpoto, Dr. Ghulam Fatima, Dr. Saba Aslam, Dr. Mehwish, Sumbol, Dr. Sanjina, Dr. Ghulam Mustafa, Dr. Shaisata and others were among the Gold Medalists, while Dr. Aisha, Dr. Muhamamd Azam, Dr. Iqra Fatima, Dr. Siraj Ahmed and others received the Silver Medalists.
Convocation was attended by the PPP MPA Munawar Wasan, DC Khairpur, Faculty members, Parents of the Students and others.