Internet for HEIs in KPK
We live in an advanced technological age where the countries, which
have the sufficient resources, are involved in research to make our
lives comfortable and convenient. The advanced countries have long
been utilizing the 3G and the 4G mobile technologies whereas we in
Pakistan are still dependent upon the basic 2G networks. Internet
plays a pivotal role in todayís education both for the teachers as
well as for the students alike. One good thing the CM Punjab has
introduced in Lahore and surrounding cities is that all the Higher
Education Institutions run by the government have free of cost
internet access-be it a govt University or a College. The entire
premises i.e. hostels etc. do also have this facility.
Exactly a year ago, in an Education Fair in Peshawar, I had an
opportunity to talk to the then interim Education Minister KPK and
suggested him to provide a similar facility to the students of HEIs
in KPK. He promised in public but we didnít hear back from him. May
be he didnít have the authority or the mandate to do so. Now the
situation is totally changed. We have a Pro development, Education
friendly PTI govt. in place in KPK. They can introduce this
facility initially in Public Universities all over KPK if worked
well, can be replicated in Govt. Colleges also.
In this connection I had a short meeting with the Chief of PTI
Chairmanís Office Mr. Naeemul Haqin Islamabad to whom this
suggestion was given who appreciated the idea and gave his
assurances that he would support such an initiative in KPK. It
would be my request to Mr. Saleem Khan- Our MPA from Chitral to
take up this matter with the Education Minister KPK and the CM
also. The local PTI higher ups can play a very important role in
lobbying for this cause. If this facility is provided to these
educational institutions, it will open up new vistas of
opportunities for growth in the fields of Education and Research.
It would be a step forward towards building up a knowledge Society
from an Educated Community.