Barisal Cadet College
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|Barisal Cadet College|
|Date of Establishment||1981|
|First Academic Year||1981|
|Location||12 km north of Barisal town beside Dhaka-Barisal highway
|College Motto||Read, in the Name of Your Lord|
|College Colour||Turkish blue|
|Total College Area||50 acres|
|Number of Houses||3|
|Named After||A. K. Fazlul Huq|
|Motto||Life is full of action|
|Named After||Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy|
|Motto||Knowledge is power|
|Named After||Haji Shariatullah|
|Motto||Success is our target|
Barisal Cadet College (Bengali: বরিশাল ক্যাডেট কলেজ), is a military high school in Rahmatpur, Babuganj, Barisal, Bangladesh. It is located 12 km from Barisal, beside the Dhaka Barisal highway. (location on map)
Before the independence of Bangladesh, the then Pakistan government established four cadet colleges by following the British public schools' model. After independence, due to the success of those schools, the Bangladesh Defense Force kept those colleges (which are high schools by American definition) and established eight more cadet colleges (three girls and five boys).
Previously, it was Barisal Residential Model College. In 1981 the Bangladesh government converted it into a cadet college. Its first principal was Mr Md. Mufazzal Husain who was also the project director during initial phase of development. As a cadet college, it has a large number of placements of its alumni in the national armed forces. In addition, it is notable for its results in the national exams at the secondary school and higher secondary level and the placements of its alumni in national universities.
Barisal Cadet College boards approximately 300 boys between the ages of 12 and 18 (roughly 50 in each year for grade-7 ) through a nationwide admission test composed of written, oral and medical examinations.
The school is headed by a Principal, appointed by the Adjutant General's Branch of Bangladesh Army. It contains three houses- Shariatullah, Suhrawardy and Sher-e-Bangla each headed by a housemaster, selected from the senior members of the teaching staff. Like all other Cadet Colleges it also exerts importance towards the self-development and self dependency of its cadets. Cadets of this college are performing in every aspect of the development of the nation. Every year in academic side, the cadets are showing their brilliance in SSC HSC and also in further education.
|Shahid Suhrawrady House||Knowledge is Power||Lion||Red|
|Sher-E-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Haq House||Life is full of action||Tiger||Green|
|Shariatullah House||Success is our Target||Leopard||Blue|