Anglo Vernacular School (Wadudia School) A Pioneering Educational Institute of Swat State
The Swat State was formally founded in 1915. The state of education had been deplorable previously. The traditional method of education in the mosque was prevalent in the area. The first ruler of Swat State could not establish any educational institution in the state. However, when the enlightened ruler of Swat State Miangul Abdul Wadud popularly known as Bacha Sahib ascended the throne, he founded a number of educational institutions in the state. Hence, he after stabilizing his authority founded the first educational institution in the state. The first educational institution in the state was named as AngloVernacular School but was later on named after him. The school has played a very vital role in the promotion of education in the state and provided key officials to the state administration. The school has a rich legacy and will be celebrating its centenary in 2023. This paper is aimed at highlighting the factors that led to it’s establishment, its importance and the role it played in disseminating formal education
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