Cadet College Skardu
|Cadet College Skardu|
|Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
|Motto||We Beat The Best|
|Area||75 acres (300,000 m2)|
Cadet College was established in 2001. It is first institution of its kind in the Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.. The college was funded by the Federal Government and is being administered by the Ministry of Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs.
The campus of Cadet College Skardu is located in the center of Skardu valley next to the Skardu airport in Hotto town. Skardu is linked to Islamabad International Airport by a daily flight. It takes about forty five minutes to fly from Islamabad to Skardu. The college is approximately 7,000 feet (2,100 m) above sea level.
The foundation stone of the college was laid in 1994. Phase-I of the College has been completed at a cost of Rs.150 million. The College Campus, which includes two hostels, accommodations for staff, academic block and planned civic facilities is spread over an area exceeding 600 kanals (75 acres).
The college is divided into four houses.
||Sky Blue||K-2||K2 Mountain|
||Red||Nanga Parbat||Nanga Parbat Mountain|
||Snow White||Siachen||Siachen Glacier|
Up to Secondary Level, the College provides uniform science education, the medium of instruction being English. At Higher Secondary Level the students are offered the following combinations, in addition to compulsory subjects:
- Pre-Engineering: Physics, Math and Chemistry.
- Pre-Medical: Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
When the pioneer batch appeared in SSC-I exam held under FBISE, the college got the highest CGPA among all institutions. Since then, it has maintained its position at the top. Although no individual student has ever topped the FBISE, the collective GPA has been highest every year, at both SSC and HSSC levels.
- Brig Taj Iqbal(Rtrd) (2001–2004)
- Col Khalid Sharif (2004–2005)
- Lt Col Safdar Abbas Kazmi TI(M) (2005–2006)
- Lt Col Abdul Naeem (2006–2009)
- Col Azhar Hussain TI(M)(Rtrd)(2009–2010)
- Brig Ejaz Ahmad Najaf (5 April 2011–present)