PESHAWAR: Students of Islamia College Peshawar and FATA University Kohat began two-year ‘Access English-language program’ arranged by the US government.
Consul General Jonathan Shrier launched the Access programs for 100 students at the U.S. Consulate General on Tuesday.
Manzoor Ahmad, Secretary for Higher Education, Dr Habib Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of Islamia College Peshawar, and Professor Dr Muhammad Tahir Shah, Vice Chancellor of FATA University, Kohat and students from across Peshawar and the newly merged Areas participated in the event.
The Access program provides a foundation of English-language and leadership skills to talented 13-20-year-old from economically disadvantaged communities.
The Consul General encouraged the students to “take full advantage of this opportunity, continue to pursue their English studies.
Since the Access program began in Pakistan in 2005, more than 14,500 Pakistani students have benefitted, including 1,300 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.