Viqarunnisa Noon School and College
|Viqarunnisa Noon School and College|
|1/A New Bailey Road, Dhaka- 1000
|Motto||Light Through Learning|
|Headmaster||Mosammat Sufia Khatun|
|Campus||Nearly 10 acres and new campuses have been made in Bailey Road, Dhanmondi, Ajimpur and Boshundhara|
|Color(s)||White and sky blue|
|Accreditation||Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka|
Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (Bengali: ভিকারুননিসা নূন স্কুল এন্ড কলেজ) is an all-girls higher secondary school in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It has 25,000 students at four campuses in the city. It is named after the Austrian Pakistani social worker, Viqar un Nisa Noon (also wife of Feroz Khan Noon, the 7th Prime Minister of Pakistan).
The school began as Ramna Preparatory School in 1947. Austrian Pakistani social worker Begum Viqar un Nisa Noon, wife of the then-governor of East Pakistan, Firoz Khan Noon, was impressed when she visited the school in 1950. With her support the school moved to its current Baily Road location, where it was renamed in her honour. It expanded very soon to a high school and in 1956, prepared students for Senior Cambridge Examination. In 1978, it started a college section with higher secondary courses.
The main campus in Bailey Road covers about 6 acres of land. Under pressure of new admissions, the school had to gradually introduce multiple sections, afternoon shifts, and three branch campuses within Dhaka: at Dhanmondi, Azimpur, and Basundhara.
There are both English- and Bengali-medium courses of study in three programmes: humanities, science, and commerce. As of 2012, the school had 405 teachers. Enrollment is approximately 25,000. Only girls are admitted. The college section admits students from all branches of the school and from other areas of Bangladesh.
Students actively participate in cultural programmes, debates and sports. The school arranges cultural programs on different occasions where students can take part to show their talent. Such as; Pohela Boishakh, International Mother Language Day etc. Beside these, students also participate in parade and display held in national stadium on Independence Day. Clubs arrange different collaborative events where students of different schools and colleges can take part. It helps students to make new friends and helps the students to show their potential.
- Anime Club
- Arts And Crafts Club
- Debate Club
- English Language Club
- Environment Club
- Photography Club
- Science Club
- Sports Club
Awards and recognition
The college took the first place in the combined merit list of the Higher Secondary Certificate examinations seven times in twelve years between 1994 and 2006.
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