The college aims to provide quality education on egalitarian basis to all segments of the society on merit and competition. It is our firm conviction that education is an all-embracing activity, encompassing all aspects from class-room to play-fields, from play-fields to pen and from pen to rostrum to produce good citizens and leaders. We have endeavored to create congenial atmosphere and conducive environment, enabling the cadets to grow and flourish and to develop their potentials and talents to become the future leaders of the country. There is a triangle of education consisting of academics, curricular and co-curricular activities, laying special emphasis on character building
In recognition of military services by the people of the area, Mr. Fateh Khan Bandial, the then Deputy Commissioner, Kohat, requested Malik Amir Muhammad Khan, Governor West Pakistan that a Cadet College should be established at Kohat. Late Malik Amir Muhammad Khan agreed. Consequently, Mr. Fateh Khan Bandial acquired 144 acres of land for the college.
Malik Amir Mohammad Khan, Governor, West Pakistan, laid Foundation Stone of Cadet College Kohat (CCK) on 19 April 1964. The campus acquired 144 acres of land. First Entry of 58 cadets started in April 1965 with one House. Mirza Khursheed Anwar Beg was the First Housemaster of Jinnah House and Lt Col Faizullah Khattak (Retd) was the Founder Principal of CCK.