PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has announced to establish two women colleges in the province. He said the provincial government during its one-year tenure had taken several steps for promotion of higher education and research in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. This he said while addressing a first Home Economics Conference arranged by the Society of Home Economists in Peshawar on Thursday. Speaker Provincial Assembly Asad Qaiser, Secretary Higher Education Farrah Hamid, Additional Secretary Khalid Khan, principals of colleges and professors also attended the conference.
Provincial Minister Mushtaq Ghani while addressing the conference lauded the formation of society and termed it a golden step for academic discipline and community development. He said the home was a first and the best institution for individuals in society. "A highly educated and capable mother can play a vital role in establishing a successful society as well as to eradicate social evils," he added.
Highlighting the government's initiatives regarding its plan "Education for All", he said the government was providing equal opportunities of education to both boys and girls. He said the upper age limit of women for admission in degree programme had been lifted while 10 years age relaxation and free education facility is also being provided to special students of degree programme.
Mushtaq Ghani on the occasion also assured that issues being faced by the society of Home Economics would be resolved on priority basis.