During 2012/13, Department of Higher Education achieved several milestones. Sixteen new government colleges (05 Male and 11 Female) have been completed while the building of 50 colleges is under construction. From 96 colleges in 2001/2002, the department now plumes itself with 189 colleges in 2015/16; enrollment increased from 65721 in 2001/02 to 164,886 students in 2015/16 while college teachers employed, increased from 1667 to 2001/02 to 5531 in 2015/16. Total postgraduate enrollment during 2015/16 stood at 64,975 students 39,783 male and 24,992 female.
HED has constructed staff/student hostels, PG, Science, IT blocks, Admin blocks, examination halls, additional classrooms, bus garages, libraries blocks, boundary walls and Day care Centers at 44 colleges in 2015/16. Special and major repair work in 102 Govt: Colleges will be completed by June 2016. An amount of Rs.30 million was allocated for purchase of Furniture, Sport gears, Machinery and Equipment for all Govt: Colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Apart from quantitative additions to the teaching facilities and staff, another significant achievement of HED relates to capacity building of the teachers to improve the quality of teaching. Since its inception in 2003/04, in-service training of teaching staff has now developed on firm foundations with total allocation of Rs.25 million for in-service and pre-service training in 2012/13, in which 1303 male and 1034 female staff were trained. An allocation of Rs.100 million is provided for faculty support development program.
Project Management Unit for reorganization of higher Education has been established. 1278 departments of BS-4 year”s programme have been started in 54 Govt: Colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 4591 male and 930 female students enrolled.
Construction work on public libraries in Kohat, Lakki Marwat and Chitral has been started and will be completed by June 2014. Major repair of 06 existing public libraries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is under process. Boundary wall of the Greater Bacha Khan Cmapus, Mardan has been completed. Construction work is under process on campus of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan. Bacha Khan University at Charsadda has been established. Sub Campus of Universities at Haripur, Swabi have been upgraded to full fledged Universities for which financial support has been provided by Provincial Govt: Khushal Khan University has been established in District Karak.