The establishment of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan is a phenomenal achievement; an eye catching development in the field of Higher Education and an enterprising effort in the struggle to promote higher knowledge. It would definitely be remembered as a leap forward in the annals of the country in general and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular.
The performance and achievements of the University since its establishment, augurs well for its glorious future. Its achievements are a matter of great honour and pride for all those associated with it. The success can justifiably be ascribed to the dedicated and untiring efforts of the Vice Chancellor and his team – the faculty and administration. My message for the faculty is to make best use of the available means in inculcating the sense of responsibility amongst students transforming them into distinguished individuals of society. Aristotle has rightly said “Excellence is an art; won by training. We are what; we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit”. Education is training.
Contributing as much as one can to ensure smooth functioning of the university will definitely bring dividends to the faculty, students, people of the province and the country. This is only possible, if dedicated and disciplined attitude is demonstrated towards life. I would impress upon all concerned to shoulder their responsibilities with unfaltering resolve and dedication.
Best of luck to the University.
Shah Farman Chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa