Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the women campus of Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST).
The Prime Minister was received by KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Adviser to the Prime Minister and KP PML-N President Engineer Amir Muqam, KUST Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Jamil Ahmed and others.
High ranking officials besides faculty members and administrative staff of KUST were also present.
Th Kohat University was established in 2001. The first Vice Chancellor of the university was Prof. Dr. Sher Ali Khan Shinwari (Late).
Kohat, a city based in the south of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is only an hour’s drive from Peshawar and couple of hours drive from the country’s capital Islamabad. It is situated at an altitude of 1607 feet.
The university is currently ranked No. 22 in the General category of HEC rankings.
The University was later founded with four institutes:
- Institute of Information Technology,
- Institute of Management Sciences,
- Institute of Education and Research,
- Department of Microbiology.
These institutes offered both two-year and four-year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degrees and two-year Master degrees fields, in 2004.
Later on the university was expanded by establishing departments in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, and Microbiology. These departments offer BS (Hons.), M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes.
Women Campus of KUST
Same programes will be offered in the Women’s Campus of the university.
Academicians, students and people lauded Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for inaugurating the Women’s campus of Kohat University of Science and Technology, besides two more mega communication projects in Kohat.
They said that girl students of Kohat, as well as Karak, Hangu, Orakzai Agency, had to leave their education incomplete due to the non-availability of women campus in their districts.
People are hoping that with the establishment of the Women’s Campus, the girls would now get quality education at their doorsteps, saving their time and money.