Islamabad, The 12th convocation of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) marked a significant milestone as the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Ahmed Salem Muhammad Al-Ameri, conferred degrees and gold medals on female students in a grand ceremony attended by prominent figures and academic leaders.
According to International Islamic University Islamabad, the second session of the convocation witnessed the Pro-Chancellor awarding 147 gold medals to outstanding female students. Overall, the university celebrated the academic achievements of 26,992 graduates, including 12,817 male and 14,715 female students, with a total of 739 PhD degrees conferred. The two-day event was a testament to IIUI’s commitment to academic excellence, with 484 students receiving gold medals.
In his address, the Pro-Chancellor congratulated the graduates and commended the leadership of IIUI President, Dr. Hathal Homoud Alotaibi, for steering the university in the right direction. He highlighted the importance of Pakistan’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, as emphasized by His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The Pro-Chancellor also discussed the Saudi government’s scholarship programs and the desire of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, where he serves as President, to strengthen ties and collaborate with global educational institutions.
The Pro-Chancellor stressed the importance of depoliticizing educational institutions for constructive outcomes and urged faculty members to focus on producing skilled youth grounded in Islamic teachings. He emphasized the necessity of learning from others’ experiences and prioritizing research.
Rector IIUI, Dr. Samina Malik, congratulated the students, acknowledging their hard work and dedication. She outlined the university’s commitment to providing education in numerous professional disciplines and the recent comprehensive overhaul of its curriculum across 11 faculties. She attributed these developments to Dr. Alotaibi’s strategic initiatives, including a new organogram and decentralization, which have contributed to improvements in national and international rankings. She expressed gratitude to the government of Saudi Arabia for its continued support.
Dr. Hathal Homoud Alotaibi, President of IIUI, discussed the university’s 2022-26 Strategic Plan, highlighting initiatives to modernize teaching methods and the transformation of the quality department into a quality and development directorate. He thanked the Saudi government for sending teachers to IIUI and for their ongoing support. Dr. Alotaibi detailed the university’s focus on decentralization, digitization, and infrastructural improvements to establish IIUI as a premier international institution.
Vice President Academics, Prof Dr. Abdul Raheman, expressed gratitude to the IIUI leadership, faculty, staff, and students for their efforts in making the convocation a memorable event.