Bacha Khan University to reopen on Monday

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CHARSADDA: The Bacha Khan University (BKU), which has remained closed owing to security reasons after terrorists killed 21 students and professors in an attack last month, is set to reopen on Monday, Feb 15.

BKU spokesperson Saeed Khan on Friday said the university’s security committee, after a thorough review, cleared the varsity for resumption of academic activities. But students and staff will not use university transport, he added.

Charsadda District Police Officer Sohail Khan also said security clearance had been given to BKU, adding that eight policemen will be stationed on the university premises and a mobile van will be deployed outside.

Two female university employees will also be tasked with keeping an eye on female students, he said.

On Feb 1, BKU spokesman Saeed Khan had announced that the varsity administration rejected the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s inquiry report on the attack, which had called for removal of the university’s vice chancellor and security in-charge, adding that the institution will remain closed until provision of adequate security.