KARACHI, November 30: Diplomas and degrees in different disciplines of medicine, science, nursing education and health sciences were conferred upon 276 graduating students at Aga Khan Medical University (AKU) 21st graduation ceremony on Saturday. AKU School of Nursing awarded 67 Diplomas in General Nursing, 28 Post Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), 33 BScN, and 12 Masters in Science to nursing students.
The medical college awarded degrees to 80 Bachelors in Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS), four Masters in Science (MSc) of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, four MSc in Health Policy and Management, six MSc in Clinical Research, and three Doctorates in Philosophy to Health Science candidates. The Institute for Educational Development awarded 39 Masters of Education degrees. Professor Dr Sheikh Arshad Saeed was conferred the title of Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, while the Best Graduate Award was presented to Dr Roomasa Channa, and the Valedictorian was Institute for Educational Development graduate
Shamsah Raheem Dhanani. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah applauded AKU and called it an institute for higher learning that offered its students a transparent, merit-based admissions process. “AKU has managed to raise the bar in every aspect and has encouraged other organizations to do the same,” he said adding that the institution has set very high standards of innovative patient care. In his address, AKU President Faiz Rasul said that the university has achieved high standards and is providing quality education. Rasul stated that AKU also benefits from the generosity of universities around the world who share their knowledge and experience. He revealed that last week, AKU signed a second agreement in Canada to extend its partnership with the McMaster University. Daily Times