LAHORE - Wapda spends more than Rs2.1 billion every year on its education and health care systems for employees and their families, says the authority Chairman Raghib Shah.

Addressing a ceremony on Thursday, he said Wapda was committed to providing the basic amenities of education and health to its employees. He said Wapda, over the years, had developed integrated systems of education and health in the length and breath of the country.

“WAPDA education set up comprises a degree college, a cadet college, a higher secondary school, 12 high schools, a middle school and 2 primary schools, while, health care system consists of 12 hospitals, 12 fortified dispensaries and 18 basic health units,” he added.

He opined that the attainment of quality education was indispensable to make the mark in comity of the nation. Terming Wapda Cadet College yet another contribution by Wapda in providing quality education in its nation building endeavour, he directed the administration to make Wapda Cadet College a premier seat of learning through added input in the academics.

He appreciated the board of governors and faculty for their efforts in bringing the college to the present state of development in a short span. He also announced to approve a sum of Rs37 million for expansion plan of the college.

In his welcome remarks, the Principal Brig (r) Zareen said Wapda Cadet College Tarbela had shown marvellous results in both curricular and co-curricular activities since its creation in 2004.

Later, the Chairman gave away prizes to the students for their extra ordinary performance in academic and sports.