The only government college for boys in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) upper Kohistan district is in a state of neglect, with the campus having lacked basic facilities.
The Communications and Works Department had handed over the building to the education department in an unfinished condition. The college building lacks a proper drainage system with no facility of washrooms for the students. Each time, the classrooms are inundated with sewage.
Dangling electrical wires pose a constant threat of electrocution while cattle roam openly on the building premises. The college faculty comprises only 4 teachers, including a principal, while only 15 students are enrolled in the college.
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On the condition of anonymity, a student said that he has to go to Abbottabad to take classes because of the asymmetrical classes in the college.
On the other hand, the lower staff of the college maintained that the college was in a proper condition at the time when it was handed over to the administration. They said that the college turned into a shamble owing to the disinterest of the college administration. Upper Koshistan DC Arif Khan said that repair work will be completed in the college before the start of the next academic year.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 15th, 2021..
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