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December 6, 2019

CM Mahmood Khan wants Cadet College to launch academic session next year


December 6, 2019

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed to launch academic session at the newly-established Cadet College Mamad Ghat in Mohmand district by April 2020.

He directed the Finance Department to release the funds for the purpose, said an official handout. The chief minister was presiding over separate meetings of the board of governors of Mamad Ghat Cadet College and Swat Cadet College at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Peshawar.

The meeting was attended by IG FC, GOC 21 Art Division, Malakand commissioner, Mohmand deputy commissioner, Director HRD GHQ, Principals of the concerned Cadet Colleges, administrative secretaries, and other officials.

The participants of the meeting were briefed about the facilities available at Mamad Ghat Cadet College, proposed timelines for the functioning of the college and the related issues.

They were informed that class 8th and class 11th were planned to be launched in April 2020 and phase-wise increase in the number of cadets had been proposed.

It was told that 80 cadets would be enrolled in class 8th and 80 in class 11th for the academic year 2020-21. Up to 80 cadets would be given admission in the class 9th for the year 2021-22 and class 10th will be started in the year 2022-23, for which 80 seats would be allocated, thus the total strength of cadets in the college would reach the 400.

Mahmood Khan directed that 20 seats per class for tribal districts Mohmand and Bajaur each be allocated under the quota for students in the Mamad Ghat Cadet College while 10 seats per class for Khyber, 10 seats for the wards of martyrs and 20 seats per class should be on open merit all over Pakistan.

He directed the faculty of Swat Cadet College to improve the performance as the meeting approved the increase in induction strength of students from 100 to 120 cadets in a phased programme of three years.

The chief minister directed that two special seats for the wards of martyrs should be allotted on open merit instead of self-finance so as the families of martyred could be facilitated.

He asked all the cadet colleges to convene meetings of the board of governors every year, so as the problems and requirements of the colleges could be addressed timely.

The chief minister agreed to the proposed plan and directed the college to start the educational and teaching activities from next April, directing the Finance Department to release required funds of Rs111 million for timely functioning of the college.

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