SZABIST Holds Orientation for Newly Enrolled students
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, SZABIST, held its “Orientation 2013” on Saturday August 3, at Karachi Expo Centre.
The chief guest of the event was Honorable Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Senior Minister Education & Literacy Department, Government of Sindh. The function was also attended by Dr. Saqib Rizavi President SZABIST, Dr. Amanat Ali Jalbani, Vice President Academics, members of Board of Trustees and Board of Governor of SZABIST.
Orientation is one of the most prestigious events where the institution welcomes the incoming students and congratulates them for choosing SZABIST as their institute. The event started with E-Qirat followed by the corporate video and introductory presentation of SZABIST in order to introduce students to the staff and faculty of SZABIST.
The Chief Guest Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro shared his views and opinions about education and its importance in today’s world. He said that SZABIST is an outcome of intention of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and it teaches us that “Intentions make Institutions”.
Following the welcome address Dr. Saqib Rizavi President SZABIST, congratulated all the applicants on their acceptance at SZABIST, he said here you all need to challenge yourself throughout your course of studies. You have to try new things, each one of you will have a different university experience, as you will all be separately discovering whatever that you enjoy”. He also added that, “Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has ranked SZABIST as one of the best business school of Pakistan in their recent Quality Based Ranking and The Chartered Inspection and Evaluation Committee (CIEC) in their latest evaluation rated SZABIST as an “Outstanding” institution by providing “6 Stars” to our all programs, where as our Mechatronics department has been rated as “World Class” department.
Dr. Amanat Ali Jalbani, Vice President Academics, in his welcome address shared, “Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s quote: “I have found that those who do achieve peace never acquiesce to obstacles, especially those constructed of bigotry, intolerance, and inflexible tradition.” He added that, you will be proud to know that you are among the 21% of total candidates who applied for admission in SZABIST this year. You made the cut because of the blessings of Allah, the support and prayers of your parents and your own efforts throughout your academic career.
Keeping the current scenario of Pakistan related to education, Dr.Jalbani said that, in Pakistan, only 72% of the population enrolls in a school, and only 52% actually reach the last grade of primary school. And shockingly, only 6% of the population has access to university-level education. Thus, you all, newly enrolled students of SZABIST are indeed among the luckiest who enjoy this privilege in our country. Students, not only are you embark on an exciting journey which will expose you to new experiences, people and ideas, you will start your journey with SZABIST, which takes its responsibilities of educating, guiding, mentoring, and grooming the students who proved themselves worthy of admission at SZABIST.
More than 3500 people attended the Orientation including newly enrolled Students their parents, Corporate Delegates, and Faculty & Staff of SZABIST, and the eminent event was covered by the print and electronic media and Iftar was served in the end.