Students of Government Degree College Landi Kotal staged a protest demonstration on Thursday against lack of facilities in the college.
The protest was organised under the auspices of college students union and hundreds of the students took part in it. They were holding banner and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands and were chanting slogans against college administration and political administration of Khyber Agency.
Addressing on the occasion Aman Ali and Waqar Shinwari, who were leading the protest, said since long the college has become hub of problems and unfortunately the authorities concerned are not interested to address it. They said due to insufficient seats in the college more than four hundred students have deprived of admission which is step injustice to the tribal students. Since long the college hostels have been closed for unknown reasons and students of remote areas face miseries as their time wastes in travelling, they opined. They asked for immediate opening of the hostels. The college is lacking basic facilities like electricity and provision of potable water, adding the students are compelled to drink polluted water that has caused spread of stomach disease among the students, Waqar argued.
Aman Ali said for the last three decades, fixed scholarship has been granting to the tribal students while on the other hand expenses of education have raised manifolds; therefore, he requested to the political agent Khyber to increase their scholarship in accordance with their needs.
They also came down hard on MNA NA-45 and assistant political agent, Landi Kotal for unfulfilled promises for provision of computers, water tanker and other facilities to the college.
When Political agent Khyber Agency was contacted on the issue he assured that second shift will be initiated with immediate effect to accommodate more students in the college.