56 new colleges to start functioning in KP in three years

56 new colleges to start functioning in KP in three years

PESHAWAR: A total of 56 colleges – 28 for males and 28 for females – would be completed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the next three years having a total enrollment capacity of over 48,000 students.

During the last one year, 14 colleges – eight for females and six for males – have been operationalized whereas 35 colleges, including 15 for females, would be operationalized by the end of this year having an expected enrollment capacity of over 30,000.

This was stated in a progress review meeting of Higher Education Department with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair.

The participants were briefed about the new colleges to be established in the province and progress made so far on development activities being carried out in the existing colleges.

Ten colleges, including four for females, would be operationalized in merged districts while 8,600 students from merged areas would be enrolled in those colleges.

New blocks were being established to launch BS Program in different colleges and so far the BS Program has been launched in 120 colleges.

Besides, recruitment process against 1,900 newly created positions of lecturers was in progress in order to overcome the shortage teaching of in colleges on priority basis.

The meeting was also told that a feasibility study was also underway for solarization of colleges in merged areas.

The chief minister on this occasion directed the quarters concerned to submit proposals for the solarization of colleges in settled districts so that supply of uninterrupted electricity could be made possible in the colleges.


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