MARDAN, 25 August: The administration of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan has decided to start second shift classes of Bachelor of Science (BS) four years programme.

Decision to this effect was taken at a meeting at the university chaired by Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Ihsan Ali and attended by heads of all the departments on Wednesday. The vice chancellor was told that about 20,000 students have applied for BS programme at the university this year, while the university can accommodate 2,500 students. He was told that thousands of students will remain deprived of admissions this year if second shift classes were not started.

Professor Ihsan Ali after consultation with all heads of departments decided to start second shift classes from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The second shift classes will start in agriculture, bio-technology, chemistry, English, environmental sciences, geology, law, management sciences, banking and finance, microbiology, physics, political science and zoology.

The students have appreciated the university’s decision to start second shift classes.

“It is a very good step by the university administration. There are many students who cannot get admissions in morning shift due to their jobs or other family and personal issues. The second shift classes will provide opportunity to such students to continue their studies,” a local student said.