Mymensingh Zilla School
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|Mymensingh Zilla School|
ময়মনসিংহ জিলা স্কুল
|Type||Public secondary school|
|Head teacher||Mohsina Khatun|
|Publication||ঐতিহ্য (School Magazine)|
Mymensingh Zilla School(popularly known as MZS) is a boys' school in Mymensingh,Bangladesh and one of the oldest,heritage and most prestigious schools in South Asia. It was established in 1853 during British Raj.The school has its own century old reputation and heritage for providing better education and making ardent scholars.
Even though now it is a Bengali medium school now, the school was started as an English medium back in 1846. Since 1990 the school has been running two shifts, Morning and Day. The Morning shift starts at 7:30 AM and ends at 12:00 PM. The Day shift starts at 12:30 PM and ends at 5:30 PM. The school has two nearby campuses: one is meant for academic and administrative buildings while the other is for school hostel.
In 1846 it started as an English medium school called 'Hardinge School' at Mr. F. B. Camp's, the then Deputy Collector of the East India Company. On 3 November 1853 it started as a full-fledged English medium school near Kachari (present Laboratory School). However, it is no longer an English medium one; it follows the national curriculum of Bangladesh and the medium of instruction is Bengali.
It was called "multilateral pilot school" during the time of first Deputy Commissioner of Mymensingh, S.M.A Kajmi, by the government. The main and present school structures were built in 1912. In 1965 the school compound was designed and reformed by an American science teacher, Mr. Dril.
The school had been used as a base of the British Army during World War II. It was also used as a training camp for freedom fighters during Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. And more than 40 students sacrificed their lives, that time, fighting against the Pakistan Army.
On 3 March 1981, police fired tear-gas to subdue rioting Mymensingh Zilla School students. Sixty people were injured in the clash, which began when the students attempted to reoccupy part of their school hostel building that the government had recently given over to an adjacent primary training institute.
Mymensingh Zilla School has a highly selective and the most competitive enrollment system in greater Mymensingh region, now Mymensingh division.
Usually, students of 2nd and 5th grade can apply by December to get admitted to 3rd and 6th grade respectitively. All the Informations is available at the school's website.
The school provides education from the third through the tenth grades. Upon successful completion of the eighth grade, students have to choose to be in either the Science or Business Studies stream. However, joining science stream is contingent upon marks obtained in mathematics and general science courses taught at the eighth grade. Since the ninth grade the whole student body, thus, gets separated into two groups: Science and Business Studies. Upon successful completion of the tenth grade the students are allowed to sit for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination.
Required courses for SSC examinees
- Bengali (paper I and II)
- English (paper I and II)
- Mathematics (compulsory)
Science courses (one is optional from the last two)
- Higher mathematics
Business studies courses
- Bangladesh and Global Studies
- Religion (Islam or Hinduism or Buddhism or Christianity)
- Physical Education, Health and Sports
Security and Monitoring
The school is under the surveillance of total CCTV camera monitoring and for attendance, bio-metric option is being used for students and staffs attendance purposes and guardians are immediately informed by SMS.
The school provides facilities like science laboratories, projector rooms, workshop, computer lab, covered gymnasium and library. Practical lessons on physics, chemistry, and biology are normally imparted in the science laboratories.
There is a hostel for the students who come from outside the city. There is also a playground on the hostel.
There is a spacious and century old auditorium used for cultural events. It's also known as the "Hall Room".
There is a library for the students and teachers.
The school uniform was introduced in 1968.
- Full-sleeve (optional) white shirt.
- Brown (khaki) color pants
- White socks and shoes
- Navy blue sweater in winter
Students regularly participate in different sporting events and games at different levels—local, regional, national—for which prior training and coaching are offered. Popular outdoor games include football, handball, basketball, volleyball, cricket, hockey etc. In addition to this, facilities for different indoor games like chess, table tennis, carrom, etc. are also provided.
Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC)
The school has a strong BNCC team which is for all students. All students can join the BNCC. It gives the school good security at all time.
Every year the school arranges many cultural programs. There are observed Annual Cultural Program, Annual Milad-Mahfil, Inaugural Day Program for new students and many more programs in the school. The RAG Day is a celebration ceremony for the students who are going to be graduated from the school. The school observes some national days also. Singing, Painting, Recitation, Acting, etc. are most favourite among the students. These are some groups also for cultual activities like:
- MZS Debating Club
- Recitation Club
- Mymensingh Zilla School English Club (MZSEC)
- Mymensingh Zilla School Coding Club
Students effectively participate on olympiads and other science affiliated competitions and some of the students of the school have represented Bangladesh in international platform. Many talented international participants from this school represented their country in the world stage. Shanjid Anwar, Adib Hasan, Fahim Ferdous consistently gained Silver and multiple bronze medals in International Mathematical Olympiad. Many of them are now studying in the top universities of the world including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of California and so on. These achievements motivates the young students to represent their school and country in the higher premises.
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- Nurul Amin, a Pakistani lawyer and statesman
- Anandamohan Bose, an Indian political leader and social reformer, a president of the Indian National Congress
- Jagadish Chandra Bose, an polymath: a physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, and science fiction writer
- Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, a President of Bangladesh
- Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta, an educator and humanist, martyred during the 1971 Dhaka University massacre
- M. Anwar Hossain, an educator, scientist and the incumbent Vice-Chancellor of Jahangirnagar University
- Syed Nazrul Islam, acting President of Bangladesh during the Bangladesh Liberation War
- Abdul Monem Khan, Governor of East Pakistan from 1962 to 1969
- Mahmudullah, a cricketer
- M. R. Akhtar Mukul, an author, and presenter of Chorompotro, the Ultimate Mail, during the Bangladesh Liberation War
- Abu Zafar Obaidullah, a poet
- Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury, a musician, artist, writer, and printing pioneer
- Jamilur Reza Choudhury National Professor of Bangladesh.
- Girish Chandra Sen, Brahmo Samaj missionary, the first person to translate the Qur’an into Bengali language.
- Bhagawan Chandra Bose, Father of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose ; the first Headmaster of Mymensingh Zilla School.
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In another incident, some 60 people were injured during a student-police clash ... police burst tear-gas shells to quell the attacking mob of students. The clash ... was sparked off when the students of the Mymensingh Zilla School attempted to take possession of a portion of their school hostel building handed over by the government a few days back to adjacent primary training institute.
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