The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Shaukat ullah while appreciating the morale and courage of the students and faculty members of the Cadet College, Razmak for continuing their studies and services in difficult hours, has assured that they would be shifted to a fully renovated premises; having all the required facilities in accordance with the desired standard shortly.
“It would be now a matter of weeks to over-come the deficiencies at the new campus in Nowshera, after which the institution will work as per desired standards”, he added.
Talking during his visit to the temporary campus of the college at Nowshera, on Wednesday, the Governor also thanked the Pak Army for providing rent-free premises for housing the college for the time being.
Responding to various points raised at a briefing on this occasion, said that no effort would be spared to provide quality academic facilities to the institution.
While noting with the satisfaction that out of the cadets passed out from the college since its creation in mid seventies, 450 became doctors; 400 emerged as engineers and 350 joined armed forces as commissioned officers while hundreds of theirs have been serving various disciplines with honor, further stated that indeed the people of FATA also have great expectations from this institution to make more promising contribution for ensuring better future for their coming generations.
The Governor who was accompanied by senior authorities from FATA ecretariat also desired to create possibility to overcome the transport deficiency of the college at the earliest, besides meeting financial requirements of the institution.
The Governor while referring to his recent announcements for enhancement of five additional seats; each for the children hailing from Bajaur and Momand agencies, further desired that there is also the need to create additional capacity in the institution and to make this possible, necessary steps should also be expedited.
Meanwhile, the Governor was also informed that the college with 32 faculty members providing quality education to 475 cadets, studying in 7th to 12th classes out of which 66 are availing scholarship facilities.
Later on the Governor also inspected the new campus being renovated and developed in the Cantt area of Nowshera, the Governor expressed satisfaction over the quality of the proposed campus both from accommodation and environmental point of view.
Earlier, Col. Tahir Qayyum, Principal of the College said that the institution not only have to bear Rs.one million on account of monthly rent but is also insufficient from accommodation point of view. He also apprised him about the capacity of the proposed site as well as immediate requirements to make it fully functional.