College students hold protest demo in Landi Kotal


KHYBER AGENCY, 01 August: Students who applied for admission on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration against lack of admission seats in first year classes in the Government Degree College Landi Kotal.
Large numbers of the students, who had been denied of admission by the college admission, gathered at the main Pak-Afghan road in front of the main entrance of the college. They suspended the highway for all kind of movement chanted full-throat slogans against officials of Secretariat of Fata and local administration.
The fresh admission seekers were on the views that maximum numbers of the students were from poor families and they could not afford admission in private educational institutions.
Population and education ratio have been increasing every year but ironically admission seats at the college are same in number as it was set up in 1970 that is equllent to deprive the tribal children of getting of education, the protesters argued.
They demanded of the concerned authorities to have mercy on them, address their misery and take appropriate and immediate steps to adjust them in the college.
Later on after assurance of the local administration the protesters ended their protest and resumed the traffic.
According to the college Principal total of 250 seats for the first years comprised 50 seats each for medical and engineering respectively while 120 seats were available for arts group that had been already filled on merit.
He further said that the college administration had received 675 forms for admission. Beside lack of the seats, the college had been facing shortage of class rooms and teaching staff that need attention of highups. The principal suggested to start second shift in the college to permanently resolve the admission issue.