LAHORE - The Government College University Lahore Thursday organised a ceremony in honor of its 11 students who have secured positions in the Lahore Board Intermediate Examinations 2011. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleeq-ur-Rahman was the chief guest at the ceremony which was also attended by the parents and family members of Ravian position holders.

GCU Ex-VC Prof Dr Ikramul Haq and Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Prof Dr Khalid Pervaiz were also present on the occasion. Talking to the position-holders about the resolution supporting ban on cellphones in educational institutions, Prof Khaleeq said, “Students should themselves act responsibly so that nobody needs to impose restrictions on them.”

He said that Pakistan needed quality human capital which could put it on a path leading to social, industrial and economic development. The VC beseeched the talented youth to step forward and fill this void by attaining quality education with diligence and perseverance. He laid a great stress on improving the quality of graduates being passed out from various educational institutions of Pakistan.

GCU Controller of Examinations Ashraf Shabbir said on the occasion that 144 years had passed since the first graduate of the Govt College Lahore, Sanjhi Mull, in 1868 left the portals of the alma mater to enter the practical life for personal success and public acclaim.  The Controller of examinations took pride in revealing that besides 11 positions; as many as 369 of total 963 GCU students secured A+ grade in the Intermediate Examinations 2011 while 248 Ravians got A grade. He said GCU students have the record of securing highest marks in the Board Examinations. Talking to the VC, the position holders said that they all got fired up when Pakistan is ranked among the third world countries and promised that they would study day and night to become an asset for Pakistan.