Staff Reporter Peshawar
KP government approved a grant of Rs 5.22 billion for the construction of 12 new colleges in the merged districts to ensure quality education.
Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Higher Education, Kamran Bangash on Wednesday said that KP government was committed to ensure equal opportunities in higher education and basic education in merged districts as per vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan for socio-economic uplift of these areas.
Talking to media, he said that these new colleges Government Degree College Salarzai, Bajaur, Degree College, Atmankhel, Bajaur, Girls Degree College, Atmankhel, Bajaur, Degree College Halimzai, Mohmand, Girls Degree College Landikotal, Khyber, Degree College Lower Kuram, Degree College Spain Wam Shivai North Waziristan, Girls Degree College Mir Ali North Waziristan, Degree College Sarokai South Waziristan, Degree College Dora Nahar Khyber, Girls Degree College FR Bannu and Government Degree College Pang Naqib Khel Tank.
“Provision of uniform quality education and employment opportunities remained top priority of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government”, he said.
He said that total 303 degree colleges exist in the province and 40 more would be added by next year, adding that commerce colleges are being upgraded to specialized Model Colleges where specialized courses would be offered.
He said, the government got approved Rs 600 million for setting up of 30 model colleges.