CM directs completion of formalities to start classes in new colleges in KP from September

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed the completion of formalities relating to handing over of new college buildings to concerned authorities for starting classes from in these institutions from September 2021.

He was chairing a meeting of the Higher Education Department here Saturday that among others was attended by Special Assistant to CM on Higher Education Kamran Bangash, Principal Secretary to CM Amjad Ali Khan, Secretary Higher Education Daud Khan and senior officials.

He also directed expediting work on new and ongoing projects of colleges and said that the provincial government was spending resources to enhance the quality of higher education and ensure a conducive environment for students.

On the occasion, the meeting was briefed that a total of 303 colleges are fully functional across the province. It was told that some 67 colleges are under construction including 29 women colleges.

It was told that a total of 42 new colleges have been reflected in the current Annual Development Program (ADP) including 12 colleges in Newly Merged Districts.

During the last financial year, 20 colleges have been completed while 25 more colleges would be completed in the future. It was said that plan has been devised for the establishment of specialized colleges, adding that a consolidated summary has been prepared regarding the land requirements for new colleges in rural and urban areas of the province.

The chief minister expressed satisfaction over the progress and directed concrete steps to make newly built colleges functional without any delay. – APP