Karachi: Habib University continues to provide its students with technology support and has transitioned successfully to online platforms, as a consequence of the ongoing pandemic, while there are those belonging to other institutes at large, who continue to suffer educational loss every day.
It is in this backdrop that Habib University welcomed the incoming Class of 2025 on August 22, 2021, as part of a week-long orientation program. The ceremony was initially organized as an on-campus event, but due to the recent resurgence of the pandemic, the ceremony was revisualised as an online event
In his address to the incoming class, President Wasif Rizvi brought to attention current environmental, economic, political, ethical, and moral crises afflicting the world. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Welcoming Ceremony was conducted online for the second year in a row.
President reassured the Class of 2025 and their parents that over the next four years Habib University would provide ample opportunities for the students to develop a depth of passion, clarity of purpose, and become equipped with critical thinking and leadership skills to transform the world.
Habib University’s Vice President Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Dr. Aamir Hassan also welcomed the students, and congratulated their parents “on playing an instrumental role in enriching the students.” He hoped to meet the Class of 2025 in-person, once the situation of the pandemic improves.
Director of Student Success, Yasmeen Bano also commended the incoming class for continuing higher education in these unprecedented, challenging times of the pandemic. She stressed on the importance of being grateful and taking responsibility for one’s actions in order to succeed.
The Welcoming Ceremony is part of Habib University’s week-long orientation, conducted every year to welcome, enable and encourage the incoming batches and providing them the required support as they transition to university life. During the course of the week, incoming students attend different learning sessions – all online – that provide a glimpse into Habib’s intellectual experience.
Watch the full video of the Welcoming Ceremony for the Class of 2025 here.