KP Government to Offer Cybersecurity Education to Youth

KP Government to Offer Cybersecurity Education to Youth

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government intends to offer cybersecurity education to Pakistani youth and is establishing a cybersecurity institute in the provincial capital, Peshawar, adhering to international standards.

This decision was made during a meeting led by Chief Minister Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, accompanied by Provincial Minister for Higher Education Meena Khan Afridi, along with administrative secretaries from the Higher Education, Science Technology, and Information Technology departments, among other officials.

The meeting decided that the new institute would be established in an existing government facility, providing bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs in cybersecurity. The chief minister directed the heads of the Higher Education and ST&IT departments to finalize the specifics and submit practical proposals for formal approval promptly.

The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa emphasized the pressing requirement for a dedicated cybersecurity institute. He committed the full support of the provincial government, prioritizing the allocation of essential resources for its establishment. Additionally, he underscored the importance of investing in the information technology sector, recognizing its considerable potential for the province.

He mentioned that the government intends to extend these cybersecurity institutes to divisional headquarters in the future. Ali Amin Gandapur stressed the provincial government’s commitment to providing contemporary information technology education and training to young people, with the goal of generating employment opportunities both domestically and internationally.