Edwardes College is the oldest university college in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It was the first college to admit women, and currently contains just under 2000 students predominantly studying science subjects from A level to MSc. It was the first college in the province to introduce the Bachelor of Computer Science degree, and has just started an MBA. The college is affiliated to the University of Peshawar, and is administered by a governing body chaired by provincial Governor, with the Bishop of Peshawar as vice-chair (reflecting the Christian character of the college, which contains both a mosque and a chapel).
Edwardes College was able to avoid nationalization in the early seventies as a result of ZA Bhutto’s policies, but that has meant total dependence on student fees as a source of income with no government funding and no support from outside Pakistan. A distinctive feature of the college has always been its high intake from hill and border areas, but such students have limited finances, and we do not but want to fill the college with “rich kids” from Peshawar city.
College alumni can afford to give more, and we are setting up a database in order to contact them. We have established an endowment fund which has been “kick started” by H E the Governor and the Chief Secretary of the NWFP. But we need much more, and the best way to support us is by contributing to our endowment fund. Donors may designate their contribution towards specific needs, or towards the general welfare of the college, as follows:
|1.||Scholarships and fee concessions for needy students.|
|2.||Refurbishment of the physics, chemistry, and biology laboratories.|
|3.||Reconstruction of the library, books and resource materials.|
|4.||Replacement of the college vehicles.|
Details of anticipated costs will be supplied on request by the Director Finance.
Our only regular source of college funding continues to be student fees, and these are already too high for many students.
|Financial contributions may be made as follows:|
|1||Crossed cheques made payable to the Principal, Edwardes College, Peshawar and |
sent to Director Finance Edwardes College, Peshawar.
Ph #. 091-5275236
|2||Regular payments through a bank|
All contributions will be acknowledged.
Principal, Edwardes College
Mall Road, Cantonment