Faujdarhat Cadet College


Faujdarhat Cadet College

Infobox Cadet College
name = Faujdarhat Cadet College



Monogram

identity = Faujian
date of establishment = April 28, 1958
at "Faujdarhat" in Chittagong
first academic year = 1958
location = Upazilla:Sitakund
District:Chittagong
Bangladesh
motto = Deeds Not Words
color = Maroon
area = 185 acres
first principal = William Maurice Brown
no of houses = 4
house1 = Fazlul Huq House
house1 info = named after A. K. Fazlul Huq
Never give in
Panther
Green
house2 = Shahidullah House
house2 info = named after Muhammad Shahidullah
We shall never surrender
Tiger
Red
house3 = Nazrul House
house3 info = named after Kazi Nazrul Islam
They live who dare
Jaguar
Blue
house4 = Rabindra House
house4 info = named after Rabindranath Tagore
Strike and Strive
Lion
Yellow

Faujdarhat Cadet College, is a military high school, modeled after public schools in the UK (according to the Public Schools Act 1868), financed partially by the Bangladesh Army, located at Faujdarhat, near Chittagong, in Bangladesh.

Overview

Faujdarhat Cadet College boards approximately 300 boys (10% are defense personnel's children) between the ages of 12 and 18 (roughly 50 in each year for grade-7 ) through a nationwide admissions examination 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 four houses, each headed by a housemaster, selected from among the senior members of the teaching staff.

chool uniform

All students wear a uniform similar to cadet officers in military academy in academic hours, shorts sleeves in afteernoon games and sports, and long sleeves with tie, that is effectively a strip of the college colors, during their evening activities. There are some variations in the school dress worn by boys in authority.

Members of the teaching staff are also required to wear a form of school dress when teaching.

History

Faujdarhat Cadet College was the first Cadet College to be established in erstwhile East Pakistan. It was established in April 28, 1958 by New Zealander William Maurice Brown.

Location

Faujdarhat Cadet College is situated on the Dhaka - Chittagong grand trunk road. Chittagong city center is half an hour away. Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) is also 2 km away. Straight ahead of Faujdarhat Cadet College, the Bay of Bengal is about 1 km away.

Infrastructure

Museum

There is a museum in the college, situated just beside the auditorium. Some of the items in the museum are pictures of ex-cadets and a list of cadets from 1958 to the present.

Dining Hall

The dining hall is named after the first principal of FCC as 'Colonel Brown Hall'.All cadets take their meals together in the dining hall. Tables are divided according to four respective houses. There are separate seating facilities for the prefects and the duty master generally known as the High Table. Five meals are served every day at the dining hall. Cadets follow stringent dining etiquettes while taking meals.

Library

The library is one of the nations richest collections of references and archives containing more than ten thousand books known as 'Rab Pathagar'.

Houses

* Rabindra House, the house colour is yellow and the house emblem is a lion.

* Nazrul House, the house colour is blue and the house emblem is a jaguar.

* Shahidullah House, the house colour is red and the house emblem is a tiger.

* Fazlul Haq House the house colour is green and the house emblem is a panther.

Mosque

Every day Muslim cadets take part in evening prayer in this mosque.

Hospital

Faujdarhat Cadet College has a separate hospital for the cadets and employees. A full time doctor from the Army Medical Corps is appointed along with several qualified assistants. All the medicines are provided free of cost. Sick cadets can report at the hospital every morning. The hospital is open 24 hours to accommodate any special needs.

Critical cases are directly referred to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Chittagong Cantonment.

Academic System

Cadets are enrolled in the seventh grade. They continue their study for six years. The Higher Secondary Certificate(HSC) is the final examination to pass. Each class generally has fifty cadets.

The Secondary School Certificate(SSC) and the Higher Secondary Certificate(HSC) examinations are administered under direct control of the National Board of Education of Bangladesh. All the examination dates are announced in the academic calendar at the beginning of the each academic year. A calendar year is usually divided into three terms. Including the annual parade, physical training(PT), games and sports and cultural shows are integral part of this academic system. Every cadet take part in these activities actively.

Departments

Physics,Chemistry,Biology,Mathematics,Bengali,English,Economics,Civics,History,Islamic Studies,Arts and crafts,Geography

ports and physical activities

Students participate in basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, cricket, field hockey, squash, rugby, shooting, swimming and athletics. They also participate in annual events like cross country marathon and obstacle courses.

Cultural activities

Students participate in rhetoric competitions like impromptu speech, debate, singing, poetry recitation, current affairs display, wall publications for special days and cultural events like music and drama.

Faujian traditions

As soon as students enter the school in 7th grade, they become the most "junior" members of the institute. All students of previous classes are regarded as "seniors" and maintain an authoritative relationship with the juniors.

A list of some traditions
* Juniors greet all the seniors loudly, no matter how far or close the seniors are.
* The 7th graders are never allowed to walk casually while moving from one place to others unless they are in the mosque or moving in formation. They are suppose to walk as in formation march past - the typical left-right-left style.
* No younger faujian can ask question to a senior without permission. If needed, juniors are suppose to seek permission to question in an assertive form, e.g., if a junior needs to know where he can find Mr. X, from a senior, firstly, he needs to say, "I've a question to ask". As the senior gives the permission, he can continue with his query.
* Juniors looking into seniors' class rooms or house dorms is a punishable offence.

Faujians in Liberation War of Bangladesh'1971

The following cadets of FCC made a contribution in the liberation war of Bangladesh:
* Maj. Md. Abdul Khaleque, 1st batch
* Capt. A K M Nurul Absar, 2nd batch
* Md. Mosharraf Hossain, 3rd batch
* Badiul Alam, Bir Bikram, 7th batch
* Lt. Md. Anwar Hossain, Bir Uttam, 7th batch
* Capt. Md. Shamsul Huda, 7th batch
* Mufti Muhammed Kased, 8th batch
* 2nd Lt. Rafique Ahmed Sarker, 10th batch

Old Faujians

Past students of Faujdarhat Cadet College are referred to as Old Faujians. The school is popular with the Bangladesh Army as many of the prominent members of the armed forces attended this college.

* Dr. Md. Ataul Karim, Vice President, Old Dominion University, Virginia
* Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, Rhodes Scholar
* Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Rhodes Scholar
* Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud, former Foreign Minister
* Lt. Gen. (Retd.) A S M Nasim, Bir Bikram, psc., former Chief of Army Staff
* Dr. Taufiq Ali, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Geneva
* Md. Taslimuddin Chowdhury, editor, Dainik Purbokone
* Mustafa Kamal, Ambassador, Thailand
* Md. Shahidur Rahman Khadem (aka Minoo Khadem), national record holder (400m and 800m sprint)
* Dr. Atiq Rahman, environmentalist, winner - "Champion of the Earth" award
* Dr. Zillur Rahman, advisor, Bangladesh Caretaker Government
* Shakur Majid, filmmaker, writer
* Mr. Mamunur Rashid, economist, President, Citi Bank
* Kaiser Haq, English Language Poet, Professor, Dhaka University

External links

* [http://www.ofana.org/ Old Faujians Association - North America Website]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ofadhaka Unofficial e-mail group for Old Faujians Association]


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