- PAF Fazaia Degree College
PAF Degree College Location Karachi, Sindh
Information Motto Aim High Established 1953
In 1952, the Defence Committee under the chairmanship of Liaqat Ali Khan, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan approved a project of establishing two feeder schools (the other being PAF Public School Lower Topa) for PAF Academy Risalpur. Hence, an agreement was signed with the Air Service Training Limited, Hamble, near Southampton, UK to operate and manage the project for first five years. Board of Governors included Defence Secretary as the Chairman and Commander-in-Chief Royal Pakistan Air Force (C-in-C RPAF) Air Vice Marshal L W Cannon as Deputy Chairman.
The school maintains buildings comprise an auditorium, a messing block, a canteen and a hospital for students. Residential accommodation for the Principal, Vice Principal and the School faculty is located within the School boundaries.
Faculty & Staff
The faculty comprises two academic departments, Science and Humanities:
Humanities: English, Urdu, Pakistan Studies and Islamic Education.
Sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Sciences.
In addition, the senior most instructor of each subject heads of department and supervises curriculum of the respective subjects. Physical training and drill of the students is supervised by the physical fitness and drill instructors. The other staff comprises the Administrative Officer, Bursar, Doctor, Psychologist, Khateeb for the Mosque and the requisite ministerial staff.
The students are prepared for the Secondary School Certificate and Intermediate Examination conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Sargodha. The following subjects are taught:
(a) Secondary School Certificate Examination: English, Urdu, Islamiat, Pakistan Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science.
(b) Intermediate Examination (Pre-Engineering Group): English, Urdu, Islamic Studies, Pakistan Studies, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
The School holds internal examinations to assess the ability of the students and prepare them for the Board Examinations. Progress tests, Send-Ups and Pre-Board Examinations is a regular feature of the School schedule in this regard.
The parents/guardians are regularly informed of their son’s/ward’s overall performance and attitude. The weak students take extra coaching classes in the evening. However, a student showing consistent poor performance is withdrawn from the School.
Routine and Activities
Games and Physical Education
Afternoon games are compulsory for all the students. The School has the facilities of six Football fields, five Hockey fields, five Basketball courts, one Squash court, one Cricket/Athletics field, one Gymnasium, and one Swimming Pool. For indoor games like Table Tennis, Carom board, Chess, and Draft, the facility is provided in each of the eight boarding Houses. Besides this, boys also receive training in Karate and Gymnastics as well. They are also given an orientation in drill for their future careers in the armed forces.
Facilities and Miscellaneous
Library and Audio-Visual Aids
The Academic Block maintains a central library. In addition, a small libraries have been established in each Houses. Modern educational aids like OHPs and multimedia projector are used to make classroom instruction more effective.
The School has maintained two state of art computer laboratories. These are equipped with P4 computers, multimedia and round the clock internet access. The boys are encouraged to keep e-mail addresses and are given a sound orientation in Microsoft Office & IT.
It is mandatory for students to be in the prescribed dress during school hours. They are not permitted to wear private clothes or shoes. The uniforms/shorts/track suits are provided to the students by the School.
The School Mess is run by a committee presided by the Principal and is looked after by a Mess Secretary. Students are also associated with the management of the Mess. One representative from each House is a member of the Mess Committee that meets regularly to draw up the menu and discuss ways and means of improving the Mess. Meals include breakfast, long break, lunch and dinner.
The School offers the students a wide variety of extra curricular activities and they are welcome to participate in them. Some of the major clubs include Internet Club, Science Club, Wood Work Club, Clay Modeling Club, and Arts and Music Club.
Picnics are arranged regularly. The boys are taken to various recreational spots around Sargodha. Also, a camping trip is annually made to Lower Topa, Murree by the senior most entry. Besides these excursions, various educational visits are also a part of training schedule at the School.
The School Magazine is published annually in two sections (English/Urdu) and contains articles and essays written by the students. Every student is given a copy on payment.
Terms And Holidays
The Academic year is divided into two terms, with the first one running from August to December and the second one running from January to June. At the end of each term, there are regular vacations. Students are not permitted to stay in the School premises during the holidays. All traveling expenses are to be borne by the parents. It is also the responsibility of the parents/guardians to make the traveling arrangements for their sons/wards.
The students are permitted to receive visitors once a month on scheduled Sundays during the term. The visit dates are communicated to the parents at the beginning of the term.
Parents/guardians seeking any information regarding their son/ward must address all correspondence only to the Principal or the Vice Principal. The School has the facility of a PCO. The boys can make calls to their parents/guardians on payment. For an emergency message the parents may contact the respective Housemaster at his residence phone number.
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