Education for all: ICU to establish new Kurram campuses

Published: May 28, 2012
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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government on Sunday approved two new campuses of Islamia College University (ICU) at Parachinar and Sadda in Kurram Agency. In this connection, a delegation headed by Senator Ahmad Shukaib Khanzada, ICU Director Campuses Sikandar Khan and ICU Director Project Development Farid Khan visited Parachinar and Sadda in order to review the arrangements for establishment of the facilities, according to a press release. The tribal elders arranged a function at Shoblan and allotted 1,500 kanals for the project. On the directives of K-P Governor Barrister Masood Kausar, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Secretariat will provide the required funds for the two campuses. The initiative shall provide an opportunity of quality higher education to the inhabitants of FATA.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2012.

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  • RAZA WAZIR
    May 28, 2012 - 7:15PM

    It is a great news indeed. Needless to say that FATA is one of the most deprived area of this country in all fields but especially in education. This step of setting up of campuses Islamia College University(my Alma Mater) in all the agencies of FATA by the administration needs to be backed by the FATA secretariat. And not only FATA secretariat but Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and President offices as well. Islamia College University, as far as I know have not the requires resources to do all this on its own. Also is needed the contribution of the Alumni of this university but of the local population as well who will be the first to get benefit of these project.Recommend

  • Khan
    May 28, 2012 - 7:45PM

    better late than never .. Very good decision taken by KPK. If we want a peaceful progressive society we must increase the literacy race and must update our curriculum in public educational institutes.

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  • Afridi
    May 29, 2012 - 12:04AM

    nd hw abt waziristan agency and khyber agency? ,, i also demand as wel to build schools as quality high schools as well in all tribal areas

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  • Muhammad Zulkiful
    Jul 16, 2012 - 12:16AM

    Its indeed a matter of great pleasure to know about the opening of Islamia college university campus in Parachinar. I heared aroud 4 thousand female students are enrolled in only Girls college Parachinar, and around 6000 students are enrolled in GPGC Parachinar. Kurram is almost equal to Islamabad in education. It was a dired need of the agency.

    Hope the elders of the areas will give full support for the success of the project.

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