Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan is considering the establishment of a sub-campus in Makeen, South Waziristan. This initiative is part of a broader effort to advance education in underprivileged regions, a top priority for the Higher Education Commission (HEC). A delegation from the HEC, including Deputy Director Tajamal Khan and Project Director Dr. Khalid Dawar, recently visited Makeen city along with a team from Gomal University.
The university’s delegation included Prof. Saleem Jilani, Dr. Asif Nawaz, Dr. Samiullah Khan, and Raja Alamzeb. They were warmly welcomed by local elders Ali Sher Mehsud, Khalil Mehsud Khaki, and Noor Rehman. The visit symbolized a commitment to improving educational opportunities in the region.
The decision to establish the sub-campus is contingent on resolving legal intricacies, which will be determined by the HEC chairman. The university faculty members expressed hope that the HEC team would provide a favorable assessment to facilitate the sub-campus’s establishment, emphasizing the need for suitable land and a secure environment.
Prof. Saleem Jilani, Dr. Asif Nawaz, and Dr. Samiullah Khan highlighted the transformative power of education in fostering regional development. They noted that the establishment of a Makeen sub-campus was the cherished dream of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Shakibullah. They also emphasized the community’s eagerness for education and how this initiative could illuminate the path of knowledge.
Local figures, including politician Maulana Aisamud Din and school principal Noor Aslam, underscored the right to education as advocated by Islam. They expressed optimism that a Gomal University campus in the area would pave the way for a brighter future, replacing guns with pens in the hands of youth.
This initiative marks a significant step towards enhancing educational opportunities in South Waziristan, promising a brighter future for the region’s youth.