ISLAMABAD - About 539 students were awarded graduation and post graduation degrees at the 39th Convocation of Federal Government College for Women (FGCW), here at F-7/2, on Thursday. Advisor to Prime Minister on Education, Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali was chief guest of the Convocation while Director General Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), Shehnaz A Riaz and principals of other colleges were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Aseff Ahmad Ali highlighted the need for concrete efforts to remove inequality and introduce uniform education system in the country. The education system of the country is divided into English and Urdu mediums and those who belong to under-privileged classes are bound to study in the Urdu medium due to its low charges. No doubt English is a language of the world and every child must start learning it from the initial stages of his/her educational career to cope with the challenges of the modern era. But the importance of the national language must not be ignored, he added. The country is facing big challenges in the education sector in terms of resources and capacity. Ironically, having great deal of the natural resources, the country is lacking in the human resource. Giving example of Japan, he said it had become the largest economic power of the world on the basis of its human resource. Likewise, Pakistanis have great potential to prove themselves if they are given a fair chance. Tayyaba Siddiqui, Principal of the College, while briefing about the College, she said that more than 3600 students were enrolled in the various disciplines at graduation and post graduation levels. We believe in development of the wholesome personalities and holistic persona of the students through inculcation of the social skills, team spirit, organization and self-discipline by engaging them in the various competitions. She informed that the College had set up a computer networking system, video conferencing facility, and online HEC library with the help of the Ministry of Information Technology and Pakistan Computer Bureau (PCB). There was a general decline in ethical values of the young generation, which could only be controlled by emphasizing on the particular issue while teaching them, she observed. She demanded that the College should be given the status of a university. Misbah Qadeer, student of FSc, received prize for the best Qaria, Fatima Imdad, student of F.A, for the best Naat Khwan, and Maliha Javed, student of F.Sc, for the best English debater. Busma Hayat, stundent of B.A clinched prize for the best flower organiser, Sundas Matloob, student of B.A for the best artist, Saleha Zaman, student of F.A for the best singer, and Huda Hassan for standing out in the quiz.