Our government, since its inception has been fully supportive to the cause of higher education in the entire province of the Punjab. It was due to the noticeable progress of the UOG, in a short span of time, that we favourably considered the proposal of establishing there a medical college.
I highly appreciate the hard work put in by Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin, Vice-Chancellor, University of Gujrat, and his dedicated team in establishing and successfully running the University of Gujrat.
It also gives me immense satisfaction to see that the Nawaz Sharif Medical College (NSMC) has taken shape and its students have completed their second year professional studies and are advancing towards graduation.
I congratulate all the passing graduates, their parents, and the management and faculty of UOG on the second convocation. We hope that the UOG graduates will maintain their enthusiasm in sincerely applying the power of education not only to enhance their individual professional careers but also towards the progress and development of the country. Only then, they will be able to pay back part of the huge debt they owe to their community alma mater.
Punjab Government is putting in its best efforts and channelizing available resources to transform the University of Gujrat into a state-of-the-art institution of international repute that is equipped with latest teaching techniques, training equipment and technology. In future also, the provincial government will continue to extend its full support in making this university one of the prestigious academic and research institutions of the country.
I assure that the government will continue to support the UOG wholeheartedly with regard to the additional infrastructure and staffing needs of this fast growing university. I hope to see this dynamic institution of higher education increasingly play its role in providing visibility and professional advice for the social and intellectual uplift of the people both at provincial level and for the entire national at large.
Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
Chief Minister, Punjab