EDUCATION IN PESHAWAR
There was a time when Edwardes College and Islamia College founded in Peshawar in 1900 and 1913 respectively to improve the very low litracy rate in this region of India.
Today, Peshawar has some of the leading colleges, universities and research centers, which are site of attraction for students through out the country. Government of NWFP, Fedral Government and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan played a leading role in this aspect and made Peshawar independant in educating its citizens, as well as people from other parts of NWFP and of course, people from all over the Pakistan.
University of Peshawar, an out growth of Islamia College Peshawar, is founded in 1950, and now is a huge institution, having a campus spread over an area of about 1000 acres, with a total student body about over 18,500.
The five leading colleges, Islamia College University Peshawar, Edwardes College, Govt. College, Superior Science College and Jinnah College (for women) are playing a leading role in making the youth of Peshawar able to play thier role in developing their country. Dozens of new colleges and universities are opening in Peshawar in private sector every year, while Govt. of Pakistan, and Govt. of NWFP are also working and planning hard to open new colleges and universities to overcome the needs of the citizens as the population of Peshawar is constantly increasing due to influx of people from the surrounding small cities and villages.
Its important here to mention the schools of Peshawar, which are educating the childern of Peshawar to get ready for to get better in their lives, thus developing their country. Countless school are present in Peshawar including both govt. and private sector.