Dawn By Our Correspondent
CHITRAL, Sept 5: All 66 students of government polytechnic college of Chitral have failed their first year examinations of diploma of associate engineering (DAE) in civil technology.
The polytechnic college was inaugurated in its new building last year by Provincial Minister for Technical Education Mahmud Zeb, but later the building was handed over to Abdul Wali Khan University to house its Chitral campus.
The DAE students were shifted to vocational training institute where a few rooms were given to them, but the government did not bother to provide them teaching staff. Sources said that some of the students appeared in the examinations without reading even a page and performing any experiment.
Talking to this scribe, Aslam Khan, father of one student, said that the provincial government had ruined the future of students by evicting them from their college. He said that a polytechnic institute in Chitral was more important than a university campus for general education.
He said that construction of the building for technical education during the Muttahida Majlis-Amal government was welcomed by all. “The ANP-led government committed a great folly by seizing the building for Chitral campus of Abdul Wali Khan University,” he said.