Garrison Cadet College Kohat

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Garrison Cadet College Kohat is a boarding school, situated in the picturesque suburb of Kohat City. It is one of the top ranked cadet colleges in Pakistan.

Lieutenant General Arif Bangash, Lieutenant General K.K Afridi, Major General Shirendil Niazi, Colonel Idrees, Dr. Douglas Smith and Brigadier Talat Imtiaz Naqvi struggled hard to make it one of the best cadet colleges in Pakistan.

Students are inducted after a 3-step selection process, composed of a written test, interview and medical examination. The entrance exam of class 8th is conducted at test centers in Kohat, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan, D.I.Khan, Sialkot and Karachi. The entrance exam of class 11th is conducted in Kohat.

Garrison Cadet College Kohat
Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Coordinates 33°32'N 71°28'E
Type Cadet or Military School
Motto العلم قوة (Knowledge is Power)
Established 1990
School board Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad
Principal Brig Sameen Habib Malik
Vice Principal Mubarik Ali Khan
Grades 8th–12th
Slogan Once a Garrisonian, Always a Garrisonian


It was established as Kohat Garrison College.Later it was renamed as Garrison Cadet College Kohat after the approval of the then Chief of Army staff General Pervaiz Musharaf. Land was provided by the Pakistan Army. Foundation stone of the college was laid on March 1, 1990 by the then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. On Completion of basic infrastructure, classes were started in 1993. Lt-Gen Arif Bangash formally inaugurated college on May 10, 1993. College is run by an Army officer of Brigadier rank who is secretary to Chairman Board of Governors (GOC 9 Division, Kohat). All decisions are taken by principal whose decision cannot be challenged in any court of law.

First Principal of the college was Col. Idrees Niazi (Retd) who remained in college from September 1992 to December 1995. Brig Talat Imtiaz Naqvi (Retd) was second Principal from December 1995 to December 2001. Brig. Tariq Saeed is third Principal of the college since March 25, 2002. Each house has a House Master and a House Tuter which look after the cadets of house.they keep eyes on their cadets 24 hours .they select Cadets for various activities.Recommend their cadets for Appointments.House masters are assisted by a House Commander(student of FscII)and two section commanders(FscI).Each house has a Drill Instructor, a house Baba,a medical superintendent.

Garrison Cadet College Kohat, has been established by HQ 9th Infantry Division, Kohat. The College is under the control and management of a Board of Governors, headed by General Officer Commanding 9th Infantry Division. Tenure of each member is three years.


Garrison Cadet College Kohat consists of five houses Ceena, Ghazali, Zangi, Ayubi, and Kayani named after great Muslim warriors and scholars Ibn Sīnā, Imam Al-Ghazali, Nur ad-Din Zangi, Sultan Salah-al-Din Yusuf ibn-Ayyub, and Justice (R) Rustam Kiyani respectively. Each house is administered by a House Warden and a House Tutor. Each house has a Junior and Senior Section Commander and a House commander. These commanders are selected by the Principal, House Warden and House Tutors.




  • General Officer Commanding 9th Infantry Division, Kohat


  • Lt-Gen Arif Bangash (retd) HI(M), SBt (former Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
  • Lt-Gen Ali Quli Khan Khattak (retd), HI(M)
  • Lt-Gen Humayun Khan Bangash (retd), HI(M) (former Ambassador to Turkey)
  • Maj-Gen Aashur Rashid Qureshi (retd)
  • Brig Abdur Rashid Qureshi (retd)
  • Commander 117 Brigade, Kohat
  • Commander Artillery 9th Division, Kohat
  • Station Commander, Kohat
  • Commandant Signal Training Centre, Kohat
  • Base Commander, PAF Base, Kohat
  • District Nazim Kohat
  • DCO Kohat


  • Principal

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