The Vice Chancellor LUMS, Dr. Arshad Ahmad appreciated the contribution of Syed Babar Ali towards education at the launch ceremony of the LUMS Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SOE) held on Monday, September 10, 2018, at the School’s premises. The event, hosted by Syed Babar Ali, founder and Pro Chancellor LUMS, was attended by his family including the grandchildren of Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali. Also present on the occasion were the Deans of LUMS Schools, Management Committee members, students, faculty, and key stakeholders of SOE including partners, donors and prominent people from the government and the education sector.
Addressing the audience, Dr. Ahmad, appreciated Syed Babar Ali and his family for their contribution to LUMS, for his leadership and for his generosity towards taking education a step further, for the youth of the country and future generations. He said, “The School will do its part to renew educational leaders who will engage the lives of young Pakistanis to contribute new ideas and insights to knowledge and innovation and make their own unique contributions to improve civil society. We are deeply embedded in the generosity of Syed Babar Ali and his family.” He emphasised the vital role being played by SOE in the country and shared the hope that twenty years down the lane, SOE will be a dynamic and innovative leader in the educational landscape of the region, and that the students will uphold the LUMS ethics and positive values during their pursuit of transforming this society for the better.