A school established by Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum in Topi, Swabi in 1928 has been upgraded to a higher secondary school by the provincial government, insiders told The Express Tribune.
Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum, an educationist from Topi who established Islamia College Peshawar – which is now Islamia College University – had established a high school in his native village in 1928. For over eight decades, successive governments had planned to upgrade the school.
PML-N MPA from PK-36, Swabi-VI Haji Muhammad Sheraz Khan had repeatedly urged the PTI-led government to upgrade the school ever since it came into power.
As a result, the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak recently issued a notification in this regard.
Residents of Topi have lauded the move as a positive step towards development in the region and have praised the chief minister and PML-N MPA for taking up the matter.
Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum played a significant role in promoting education in Topi and was actively involved in the Pakistan Movement.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2015.