The Chenab School, Mianwali Bangla, District Sialkot
The Chenab School was established in 1998 as a joint venture of two families at this newly emerging town almost 25 km from any surrounding city. Ahsan Ali Syed provided funds to raise a modern building on a plot owned by Master Muhammed Shafi. On 30th August, 1998, the opening day, some175 students were admitted. More than 650 girls and boys are on the roll now and more than 32 teachers headed by a highly experienced and qualified Principal are imparting the most modern education from pre-nursery to class 12th.
During my time (1958- to -1960) in Islamia High School, Siranwali, a remote rural area between Gujranwala and Pasrur, I had no doubts in my mind that talented boys and girls of the region were being deprived of quality education and needed an Institution of high standard with qualified staff to impart uptodate level of education. Fortunately, another experienced person had similar views and offered his large piece of land and house for converting the premises into an English-Medium School.
With our background of some business and some international exposure, the project was launched quickly and first batch of students were found attending their classes within a short span of 3 months. New class rooms were built, new furniture and an experienced lady Principal were arranged from Lahore.
Response from the parents and acceptance of new environment by the students was unique. It took only 4 weeks to see that the boys and girls of this rather backward area were behaving so decently absorbing all new instructions at a very fast rate.
It is hard to mention that with low fees structure, how many students of poorer families have shown tremendous talent and progressing so well in their studies. Most of the funds generated by the school have been re-invested to raise the level of facilities with ultra modern computer lab, Science labs, Library and 30 class-rooms designed with simple but spacious style.
The most difficult aspect of the project was to arrange highly qualified teachers in this remote area. Thanks to the Almighty that this problem is over now and with a slightly higher remuneration, very good teachers from nearby dwellings preffered to join us than to work at a far off city school.
The Chenab School has esatblished a new standard of education and a new life style for the local population. Students of this School are easily identified by their decent behaviour and well groomed personalities. The passed out lots have been integrated in big city colleges without any traces of inferiority complex and stood first in many examinations conducted on merit.
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It has been decided to allow admission upto Class 12th to all girls passing out of The chenab School, this year.
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