High achievers awarded at IIUI
Islamabad: Women executive officers have great potential to play in development of the country and would lead the private sector in near future, said International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed.
He was addressing the participants of High Achiever’s Award Ceremony held at Faisal Mosque Campus of IIUI on Wednesday. He said that discrimination against women in Pakistan and other countries is a major obstacle in way of their empowerment. He, however, hoped that with the elevation of young women they would be able to help the young ones to overcome this situation.
“Three per cent women are at high positions in corporate sector in the USA but the situation in Pakistan is different. Universities can play important role in this regard,” he said.
Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed congratulated the female achievers of academic excellence and their parents and teachers for supporting them. He said that the role of teachers in the success of students could not be ignored.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor Danishman, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, IIUI, said that IIUI is dedicated towards promoting a healthy academic atmosphere at the campus and is engaged to promote merit-based competition among the students.
A total of 93 students were given Merit Awards in the ceremony. The students who stood first in every batch were awarded ‘Rector’s Honour’, second position holders were given ‘President’s Honour’ while ‘Director Academic’s Honour’ was awarded to third position holders. The ceremony was organised by the Faculty of Management Sciences to acknowledge the hard-work of merit holders.
The faculty has published 59 research papers in international journals and three books have also been published by faculty members whereas one book written by a student was also published. Recently students of FMS have been selected for the first round of a business plan competition named as ‘INVENT IBA’ held at Institute of Business Administration Karachi.