FATA Varsity Starts Classes In Four Department: VC

FATA varsity starts classes in four department: VC

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Nov, 2016 ) : Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) has started the classes at four departments including Sociology, Political Science, Mathematics and Management Sciences with around 100 students enrolled for the Bachelor of Science degree programme. Talking to APP here on Thursday, Vice-Chancellor of FATA University Dr Syed Tahir Shah said the university had hired a consultant for preparing a master plan and design for the university.

FATA university located in Darra Adamkhel has the capacity to admit 120 students. However, 106 candidates submitted application for admissions while 84 of them were enrolled. The people of the area very happy for the opening of the university for the students of FATA, but unfortunately so far no facility of electricity, telephone connections and drinking water. Tahir Shah said the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) would start work on the project in 2017 after approval of the design by the government.

He said the Tribal Electric Supply Company would construct a dedicated feeder for the university while Pakistan Telecommunication Company would lay cables to its premises in Darra Adamkhel. To a question he said the government had approved a tubewell for the university while funds had been released for the projects.The vice-chancellor said that President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain had issued directives for making appointments on merit. Vice-Chancellor Dr Tahir Shah explained that one professor, eight regular lecturers and five visiting lecturers had already been appointed while a selection committee had been constituted to recruit the administrative staff.

He pointed out that a selection board had been constituted to recruit senior officials and faculty members.He disclosed that students from Fata and also Hyderabad, Sindh, had got admission in the university. Meanwhile, the Registrar of the FATA University Tasbihullah and Controller of Examination Nasir Shah, have taken charge of their duties.