Pakistan Scouts Cadet College Batrasi
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The Pakistan Scouts Cadet College Batrasi (PSCC) is a boarding institution located in the serene hills of Mansehra at a distance of 16 km from Mansehra city on the road to Kaghan which is a hill station in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.The college was established in 1996, and is the 1st institution in the world being run by a scout organization.
The college was started as a residential institution in 1996. The buildings initially being used by the college were actually constructed by the Pakistan Scouts Association in coordination with the Government of Pakistan for Bosnian refugees being displaced in the Bosnian war. However, due to certain circumstances the refugees never came. The buildings were then allotted by the Scouts Association to build an institute of academic excellence.
The college is from class 7th to intermediate levels. It also provides A levels and O levels classes.each class has 30-40 students, divided into 3 sections. There are well established science laboratories with an audio visual laboratory as well. There is a state of the art library for reference purposes.
The administration is run by the Principal who has a vice principal working under him. The academics are handled by a chief instructor, and the examinations are controlled by a controller of examinations.
There are 7 hostels called houses. Their names are:
Each hostel can accommodate about 60 cadets. The houses are run by House Masters who live within the hostels.
The college has a big ground for sports activities, and sports activities including cricket, football, hockey, volleyball, basketball, badminton, are carried out. There is an annual sports gala held each for the champions trophy which is competed for by all houses.
There are also:
- Arts and Dramatics Club
- Debating Club
- Scouting Club
- Science Club
- Photography Club
Ever since its first appearance in the Board Of Secondary And Intermediate Examinations in 1999 the college has regularly been taking positions with a strong presence in top 20 positions each year both in Matric and Intermediate.
The college remains active in scouting activities with a strong participation in world Jamborees regularly and other worldwide functions as well.
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