Cadet College Kohat
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2007)|
|Cadet College Kohat|
|Outskirts of Kohat City, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
|Motto||From Darkness Unto Light|
In pursuance of the recommendations of the Commission on National Education of the defunct Government of West Pakistan decided to establish another Cadet College to be the third in the province.
In recognition of the military services of the people of the area, Mr. Fateh Khan Bandial, the then Deputy Commissioner, Kohat, requested late Malik Amir Muhammad Khan, H.Pk, H.Q.A., the then Governor of West Pakistan that a Cadet College should be established at Kohat. Mr Fateh Khan acquired 144 acres (0.58 km2) of land for the college. The foundation-stone was laid by late Malik Amir M. Khan, on 19 April 1964.
The first entry of cadets was accepted in April 1965. Academic work started with 58 cadets and one boarding house called Jinnah House. Lt. Col. (Retd.) Faizullah Khattak (late) was its founding Principal.
Cadet College Kohat has a large body of administration. This body of administration has its offices in Admin Block. Adjacent to admin block principal's office. Admin Block has following offices
- Office of Vice Principal
- Office of Director of Studies
- Office of Controller of Exams
- Office of Adjudant
- Office of Director of Finance
Cadet College Kohat has double story academic block. Academic Block consist of class rooms, assembly hall (Faizullah Khan Auditorium), Chemistry lab, Physics Lab (Dr. A. Q. Khan Labortary), Biology Lab and Computer Lab. It also consists of a staff room.
Houses (boarding houses)
The college is divided into six Boarding Houses spreading around the Academic Block in a semicircular shape. Houses are named after personalities of national and regional importance. Each House can accommodate up to 94 cadets and consists of ten small and two large dormitories. Apart from dormitories, there are six single rooms for the appointment holders and distinguished cadets who are selected from amongst the senior Cadets on the basis of their previous record and qualities of leadership. One of the members of faculty is appointed as an in charge of the House, known as House Master. A house tutor is available to all students during their prep and study times.
|Colours||House||Named after||Motto||Established||present House Masters|
||Navy Blue||Jinnah||Muhammad Ali Jinnah||Unity, Faith, Discipline||1965||Mr. Zia Ur Rehman|
||Green||Khushal||Khushal Khan Khattak||Die for Honour||1966||Mr. Khurram Abbas|
||Light blue||Iqbal||Allama Muhammad Iqbal||Faith, Action, Fraternity||1966||Mr. Rahatullah|
||Red||Ayub||Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan||Aspire and Achieve||1968||Mr. Azmat Hayat|
||Light green (originally white)||Munawar||Dr. Munawar Khan Afridi||Enlightened To Serve||1969||Mr. Anees Qureshi|
||Orange||Rustam||Justice Rustam Kiyani||Truth, Justice, Integrity||1969||Mr. Muhammad Mazhar|
The college is spread over an area of about 144 acres (0.58 km2). The buildings comprise an Academic Block, Admin Block, six boarding houses (spread around the Academic Block in a semicircular shape), three messes, a mosque, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a swimming pool, a ten-bed hospital, several sports fields including six football grounds, six hockey fields, two cricket pitches, six basketball courts and two squash courts. The college has residential accommodation for the teaching and administrative staff.
Cadet College Kohat has rich collection of books in library named "KHURSHEED LIBRARY", (named after then Principal, Mirza Khurshid Anwar Beg) under the supervision of a qualified Librarian, the library is providing services to 542 Cadets and 230 College employees. Total Collection of the library is 30,000 books, including Islamic, Reference, Computer, History, Science and Arts Books. Similarly to provide latest information and to improve the English language of the Cadets, English & Urdu magazines, Journals, Digests, News papers etc., of National and International level have also been subscribed for library.
An audio-visual library has been set up with the latest equipment to acquaint the cadets with modern techniques of learning. The video projector, SANYO PLC-220P, LCD. Japan, the latest version, is also being utilized to screen the film, thereby replacing the old 35MM projector.
The college has a spacious and beautiful mosque. It has recently been renovated. More than 1000 people can pray/accommodate in Masjid Hall.
The college has a twenty-bed hospital along with two isolation rooms for special cases. A full-time medical officer assisted by two dispensers look after the health of cadets. The college hospital has its own ambulance. Cadets are referred to C.M.H. Kohat for medical treatment as well.
Messes / dining halls
There are three messes catering for the needs of cadets. The Messing Officer supervise the working of the messes. The Caterer looks after the procurement and supply of dry and fresh provisions. Every effort is made to provide a balanced and nutritious diet with several fruits. Meals include breakfast, milk during breakfast, refreshment during break, lunch, evening tea and dinner. Recently Dining Hall is extended.
Famous Poet Ahmad Faraz has written the College Anthem that is sung only in the Monday morning assembly.
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