New college a blessing for students of remote areas

Locals say there was a dire need for a college in the area


Our Correspondent November 04, 2021
Haripur. PHOTO: EXPRESS

HARIPUR:

The recently inaugurated Government Degree College Gandaf, located in the hilly areas of Haripur has proved a boon for the students of far-flung areas.

Classes started taking place in the college on Tuesday with a recitation of the Quran.

On the occasion, leading social figure Qazi Nisar Ahmad Khan Tanoli said it was a historic day for the people of the area.

Locals including Nasir Tanoli, Junaid Tanoli and Zahoor Khan said there was a dire need for a college in the area. They added that during the Awami National Party tenure, a college was approved at a long distance, but most people could not send their children due to long travel intervals. They said that there were a lot of travel difficulties. But eventually, they got a college, and the distance has been significantly decreased with the construction of paved link roads leading to the college.

Children who could not get admission to other colleges because of a shortage of seats would now be able to study in the college.

Expressing his views, the college principal said that with the commencement of regular classes, educational facilities would be made available to various areas. “We will spare no effort to build and develop this college,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 4th, 2021.

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