KMU-IMS and KIDS Kohat hosts its first most auspicious annual convocation 2024

The role that medical and dental graduates play in shaping the wider health landscape is commendable. Governor KP.Khyber Medical University Institute of Medical Sciences and KMU Institute of Dental Sciences (KIMS, KIDS) Kohat organized 1st grand convocation ceremony in 2024. Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Haji Ghulam Ali was the chief guest of the prestigious event. On this occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Zia Ul Haq, Regiatrar KMU Inam Ullah Khan Wazir, Honorable Former Vice-Chancellor KMU Prof Dr. Hafeezullah, Dean Basic Medical Sciences KMU Prof Dr. Rubina Nazli, Dean Clinical Sciences Prof Dr. Fauzia Gul, Principal KIMS Prof. Dr. Musrat Jabeen, and Principal KIDS Prof. Dr. Fahimullah participated. Other distinguish Health Experts , included faculty members, administrative staff, and a large number of students, their parents, families, and other  honorable guests.

The ceremony commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran and later with the National Anthem. The convocation marked a momentous occasion, bringing together faculty, proud graduates, their families, and other distinguished guests. This event symbolizes the years of dedicated efforts and the completion of medical knowledge. Principal KIMS Prof. Dr. Musrat Jabeen thanked the distinguished guests, including Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Haji Ghulam Ali, and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia Ul Haq. She also congratulated the graduating doctors, faculty members, and parents. Dr. Musrat thanked the attendees for making the auspicious occasion of the KIMS and KIDS convocation ceremony a memorable event. She highlighted the 18-year scenario of KIMS and KIDS, proudly acknowledging the graduation of students in the fields of MBBS and BDS. He expressed pride in the excellent educational quality and services provided by the institutions. Dr. Mussarat emphasized that these graduates will uphold the reputation of their colleges and Khyber Medical University through their dedication in the field of medical and dental, not only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but also in the entire country.

Vice-Chancellor KMU Prof. Dr. Zia Ul Haq, while presenting the welcome speech, described the participation of Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other distinguished guests in this convocation ceremony as wonderful. He also deeply acknowledged the continuous support from the parents and congratulated the all medical and dental graduates, gold medalists including their parents. He expressed confidence in their abilities to improve access and the quality of healthcare, recognizing that their achievements will continue to play a significant role not only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but also globally. Dr. Zia Ul Haq said that the world is looking to them for their future, aspirations, and partnership. He described the convocation as a collective celebration, highlighting academic achievements. He said that these graduates are now equipped with in-depth knowledge and skills related to health and are ready to serve, hoping that these students will contribute to the development of the healthcare landscape across the country.

Chief Guest Governor Haji Ghulam Ali congratulated the graduates of Medical and Dental Colleges and Gold Medalists. He appreciated their unwavering dedication to medical knowledge and their outstanding efforts. Highlighting the importance of the convocation, the Governor thanked Prof. Dr. Zia, Principals, and all the attendees for making the event a memorable gathering for teachers, proud graduates, parents, and distinguished guests.

During the ceremony, Governor Haji Ghulam Ali proudly announced that 286 students were awarded MBBS and BDS degrees. He termed awarding gold medals to 200 students as a great honor for colleges, KMU, and their parents. The Governor praised the important role of KIMS, KIDS, and KMU in shaping the future healthcare workforce. He said that these graduates will use their tireless efforts and ability to raise the quality of healthcare not only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but in the whole of Pakistan.

Governor Haji Ghulam Ali recognized the important role of graduates in the ongoing development of healthcare and emphasized the importance of their contribution to the wider healthcare landscape. Additionally, during the ceremony, former Vice-Chancellor of KMU Prof. Dr. Hafeezullah, Prof Dr.Aziz Marjan, Prof Dr. Shujat Ali Khan and Dr. Umar Ayub khan were also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Awards. It may be noted that these  Professors are amongst the valuable personalities who have rendered outstanding services in the field of healthcare, adding to the spirit of the ceremony by receiving this awards. Earlier Governor KP also inaugurated smart classrooms at KMU-IMS and KIDS Kohat.

The convocation ceremony was a joint celebration, honoring academic achievements and a ray of hope for a promising future. Equipped with comprehensive health knowledge and advanced skills, these graduates are well-positioned to contribute significantly to the improvement and enrichment of the healthcare landscape nationwide.