It is the first Cadet College in Pakistan established in 1954 by the Government of the Punjab at the initiative of then the Commander-in-Chief, Pakistan Army, originally to serve as a feeder institution to the Services Academies. Cadet College, Hasan Abdal is a residential institution. It prepares the boys for the Secondary School & Intermediate Examination conducted by the BISE Rawalpindi & General Certificate of Education ” O Levels” . The physical training is oriented towards preparing the boys for the armed forces. However they are free to pursue any field of study and take up any career after they leave the College.
History and Location:
For almost half a century a name has dominated and harboured a legacy of excellence that goes on and on. Cadet College, Hasan Abdal is not a mere educational institution; it symbolizes a sanctuary of glorious traditions which are nurtured by time and maintained by its devoted torchbearers. Being the mother institution of a multitude of great achievers, it remains an ideal abode for those who wish to excel in life. Its excellence lies in its perfectly congenial and conducive environment. It plays a vital role in transforming a raw boy into a well groomed, confident, disciplined and academically sound cadet who can carve his bright future successfully.
Cadet College Hasan Abdal is located about 50 kilometers from Islamabad. It is the first Cadet College in Pakistan. It was established in 1954 by Government of the Punjab at the initiative of the then Commander-in-Chief, General Muhammad Ayub Khan to serve as a feeder institution for the Service academies. Mr.Hugh Catchpole was the founder Principal of the College. Later in 1960 the Government constituted a Board of Governors to exercise administrative control over the College. Now almost three generations of Abdalians have been passed out.
Cadet College, Hasan Abdal is a residential institution. It prepares the boys for the Secondary School & Intermediate Examinations conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi & General Certificate of Education ” O Levels” & “A Levels” from Cambridge University, UK.
Life of a Cadet in CCH is very hectic. It is closely monitored and administered by the Faculty and the Military Staff. The daily routine has been specifically devised to drive the cadets to their full potential and develop punctuality, self discipline and the qualities of true leadership. All these aspects of training and education from curricular to extra curricular activities, are properly organized and defined in terms of time. The physical training is oriented towards preparing the boys for the armed forces. However they are free to pursue any field of study and take up any career after they leave the College.
The College has set high standards and glorious traditions during the past about fifty years. Cadets excel in each examination of the local board and have even achieved distinctions in London University examinations.
Cadet College, Hasan Abdal is serving the nation by providing excellent education to Cadets based on time tested moral and ethical values. Our old students have excelled in all fields of life at home and abroad.
Aims and Objectives:
The aim of the College is to produce young men imbued with the ideals of our great faith Islam, sound in body and mind and infused with the spirit of service to the nation. The aim is achieved through a program of all-round development of the student’s personality; physically, intellectually and morally. The training is oriented to install self discipline through elementary military training to serve various spheres of national life. The College endeavours to produce young men imbued with the ideals of great faith Islam, sound in body and mind and infused with the spirit of service to the nation. The College therefore has following aim and objectives:
Aim and Objectives:
The aim of the College is to provide best possible all round education and training to the students for comprehensive development of their personality.
The college is spread over an area of about 98 acres (400,000 m2). The buildings comprise a beautiful double-storied Education Block (Ayub Block), College Hall (known as Naeem Hall, in memory of ex-cadet Capt.Naeem Akhtar (Shaheed), six hostels called “Wings”, two cadets’ messes (known as Khatlani Hall and Hussain Shah Hall in memory respectively of ex-cadet Lt. Ahmed Farooq Khatlani Shaheed) and ex-cadet Lt. Hussain Shah (Shaheed), an Open Air Theatre (known as Abid Majid Theatre in memory of ex-cadet), a swimming pool, a sixteen bed Hospital, the Administrative Block, Library (N.D.Hasan Block), Computer Lab having 35 Pentium 4 and dual-core based workstations operating in the Windows seven and xp environment, a workshop, Cafeteria, Post Office, Intercom Exchange, a Hobbies Block, two beautiful squash courts (donated by Founder Principal Mr. Hugh Catchpole, a number of football, hockey, cricket, basketball grounds and a riding school. The college also has residential accommodation for the teaching and administrative staff.
Vice Principal: 0092-57-2520201