Azimpur Girls School and College
Azimpur Girls School and College is an outstanding educational institution of the capital with rich heritage. A meeting held on 14 February 1956 with MA Jabbar Chief Engineer of the then C.B 29 in the Chair decided to establish a girl';s high school at Azimpur. An adhoc committee was also constituted with MA Jabbar its President and Ferdous Khan as secretary to materialise the objective. The government gave a cash grant of 5 hundred rupees. The infrastructure of the school was built on 5.33 acres of land and admission of students began on 16 January 1957. Initially AW Khan Chawdhury discharged the responsibilities of Acting Head Master. The school participated in Board examinations for the first time in 1960 and five students came out successfully. The number of meritorious students started increasing successively. The Honorable Prime Minister of the government of the peoples Republic of Bangladesh sheikh hasina was a student of this school.
A Girls College named Azimpur Mahila College was setup in the compound of Azimpur Girls High School in 1995 with Jahan Ara Begum was its first Principal in 1999, both the school and the college merged into one unit with the identity of Azimpur Girls School and College. Hosne Ara Begum joined as the Principal of new institution on, June 1999.
Azimpur Girls School and College operates in two shifts morning and day. About 3,500 students from class one to class twelve are taught in morning and day shifts. There are 106 staff-members including 80 teachers and 26 supporting staffs.
The institution has setup a well-furnished Computer Club to provide the students latest knowledge on Information and Communication Technology. The students take part in the national level cultural competitions. The institution has a good reputation in the inter School football, cricket, athletics, handball, volleyball, kabadi, badminton, table tennis and debate championships.
The cricket team became runner up in the first T-20 national meet for women and the football team bagged the golden boot prize. The institution is divided in to four house and the girls of each house take part in the inter-house annual sports competition. [Hosne Ara Begum] [Begum, Hosne Ara Headmistress, Azimpur Girls School and College, Dhaka]