Education not an option but a necessity, says COAS Asim Munir

Education not an option but a necessity, says COAS Asim Munir

Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir has emphasised that "education is not an option but a necessity", the military's media wing said on Monday.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS made the remarks during the annual convocation week of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) commenced at the university’s main campus in Islamabad on Monday.

Chairman NUST Board of Governors COAS General Asim Munir graced the occasion as chief guest at the inaugural “Master Convocation Ceremony” and conferred medals upon distinction holders.

Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students received degrees during the course of convocation week. Degrees are being awarded to over 3,500 graduates from all NUST Schools at the main campus in the seven core disciplines, read the statement.

Addressing the graduates, the COAS extended his heartiest felicitations to graduates, their parents and faculty.

He commended NUST for developing a conducive ecosystem for teaching and learning, one that nurtures brilliant minds, who are fully poised to serve the nation.

The army chief emphasised that education was not an option but a necessity.

General Asim highlighted that today was the beginning of a new chapter in students’ lives, which heralded a significant change that demanded greater responsibility.

He emphasised that this newfound responsibility should manifest in their personality and choices in the journey ahead.

The army chief remarked that it was now incumbent upon them to figure out and analyse challenges facing the country and put their intellectual resourcefulness to find their solutions.

Earlier upon arrival, the COAS was received by Rector NUST.