KPK to have first ever Cadet Colleges for girls in history of Pakistan
KPK to have first ever Cadet Colleges for girls in history of Pakistan. We all know that Pakistan have many Cadet Colleges for the longest time, but they were for male students. All Cadet Colleges in country are run by the government of Pakistan.
The objective of these colleges is to prepare one of the youth of nation and brightest minds in the country for the military force or civil services.
However, this year we got a good news that Pakistan finally established its first ever Girls Cadet College in Mardan. This is an excellent initiative for the armed forces of Pakistan
The students who get education from cadet colleges and who want to join the military, after their graduation are given preference over other candidates. The reason is that, they have already got initial training through different cadet colleges.
Every year a number of boys from all across the country apply to study at these colleges.
Apart from benefits attached with such a profession, the main reason to join this profession is respect given by the society to these individuals who joins Pak Army to serve the nation.
However, from now, there would be a separate facility for girls so they can have initial training to join the Pak Army or civil services. The great step taken government is also appreciated because girls have never had a special cadet college training them for the armed forces.
Although, there are many girls who already joined armed forces this is certainly not the first time girls are joining the armed forces.
According to the report of 2015 issued by Credit Suisse approximately 700,000 active personnel in the army are women.
A senior official told the AFP that around 4000 women are now serving the armed forces.
We have the example of Ayesha Farooq. In 2013, she became the first female fighter pilot of Pakistan
Durkhanay Banuri who is a student at the cadet college, aims at becoming the military chief one day.
“I want to be the army chief. Why not? When a woman can be prime minister, foreign minister and governor of the State Bank, she can also be chief of the army staff. I will make it possible and you will see”, she told the AFP.
This is initiative is absolutely a game changer for Pakistan and the move will push girls to look at other career paths.
The principal, brigadier retired Javid Sarwar, said
“I want these girls to avail their brilliance and fight injustices in society, and this is possible if they get a standard education. Plans are to induct a second batch of 80 girls from all over Pakistan by March next year.”
Shama Javed, vice principal said in an interview with AFP
“It is a game changer in a region where conservative norms see many women keep some form of purdah — confined to women’s-only quarters at home — and could only dream of coming out of their houses in the past”.
On the other hand, Pakistanis are accepting and appreciating the step taken by government. As this move will create opportunities for girls so they can serve the nation alongside the men of the country.