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Govt promoting technical education in Fata: official

KHAR: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) classes started in Government College of Management Sciences, Khar, on Tuesday.

In this regard, a ceremony was held on the premises of the college, which was attended by assistant director Technical Education, Fata, Zargoon Shah, Fata Development Authority manager Arshad Farooq and principal and teachers of the institution.

Tribal elders, political activists and students were also present on the occasion.

Speaking as chief guest, Zargoon Shah said that the government was making efforts to promote technical and commerce education in the tribal areas as such education was necessary to provide better job opportunities to the youths.

He said that for this purpose the government would introduce a number of faculties in the technical and commerce institutions in tribal areas. He said that the government had planned to introduce higher classes in the colleges of management sciences across Fata.

Mr Farooq said that FDA had planned to equip the government colleges of management sciences across Fata with the needed facilities. He said that a survey had already been launched to find out the basic needs of these institutions.

He announced a solar power system and establishment of a computer lab in the college in Khar. The college principal, Prof Musanif Khan, briefed the officials about the lack of facilities and shortage of teaching staff in the college.

Source: Dawn

Byline: Correspondent

November 23rd, 2016

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