11:49 AMFaujdarhat Cadet College
February 10, 2011
Faujdarhat Cadet College
Motto: Deeds Not Words
Established: April 28, 1958 at Faujdarhat in Chittagong
First Principal: William Maurice Brown
Area: 185 acres (0.75 km2)
Faujdarhat 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 four houses, each headed by a housemaster, selected from among the senior members of the teaching staff.
All students wear a uniform similar to cadet officers in military academy in academic hours, shorts sleeves in afternoon 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.
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. It's colorful history recorded in the form of personal reflections appeared in the following publications.
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.
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.
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.
The library is one of the nation’s richest collections of references and archives containing more than ten thousand books known as 'Rab Pathagar'.
Muslim cadets take part in evening prayer every day & jumma prayer on friday in this mosque.
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.
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 divided in two sections.
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.
From 2003 all the cadet colleges were converted to the English version of National curricular.
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Bengali, English, Economics, Civics, History, Islamic Studies, Arts and crafts, Geography
Sports 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.
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.
As soon as students enter the school in 7th grade, they become the most "junior" members of the institute. All students of prior batches are referred to as "seniors" and as such maintain a relatively authoritative relationship with the juniors.
Faujians in Liberation War of Bangladesh 1971
The following gallant Old Faujians who died in the War of Liberation for their dearest Motherland - Bangladesh:
Living Heroes - The following Old Faujians who bravely participated in the War of Liberation:
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 have come from this institution.
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