Willes Little Flower School

Willes Little Flower School and College is one of the three first English medium school in Dhaka, Bangladesh and was established in 1956 by philanthropist Josephine Willes.[1] The school follows the English version under Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education.[2] The school also provides classes under Pearson Edexcel for students who will sit for A-levels.[3] The school also has a Bangla medium sections.[4]

Willes Little Flower School & College
উইল্‌স লিট্‌ল ফ্লাওয়ার স্কুল এন্ড কলেজ
85,Bir Uttam Samsul Alam Sarak, Kakrail, Ramna, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
Coordinates23°44′18″N 90°24′27″E / 23.73833°N 90.40750°E / 23.73833; 90.40750
Former nameWilles Little Flower Higher Secondary School
TypeEnglish medium school / Bengali medium school / English version school
MottoLight, More Light
FounderJosephine Willes
ChairmanShahidul Islam
PrincipalShamsul Alam Khan (acting)
GradesNursery to 12 / A Level
Number of students60,000 ( 2019 - 2024 )
LanguageBangla, English
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)   Willes blue and white

History edit

On 16 January 2016 parents of the students demonstrated against the school raising tuitions.[5]

In 2017 Bangladesh Chhatra League opened a unit at the school amid criticism of the move.[6]

On 20 January 2019, Anti-Corruption Commission led drives against school tutors providing private coaching against school regulations. Willes Little Flower School and College sent show cause notices to 30 teachers following the instruction of the commission.[7]

On 23 August 2019, parents and teachers of Willes Little Flower School complained against the management of the school to the Prime Minister, Education Minister and the Education Board. The chairperson of the Managing Committee Arifur Rahman Titu, who is also General Secretary of Dhaka South City unit of Swechchhasebak League and his brother Ashikur Rahman Nadim, representative of parents among other management officials were accused of embezzling from the school and mismanaging it.[8]

Location edit

The school is located in the Kakrail area of Dhaka city. Address is 85, Kakrail, Dhaka, 1000.[9][10]

References edit

  1. ^ "Schools-The Foundation Builders". The Daily Star. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  2. ^ "'TC terror' at Willes Little Flower School and College". Dhaka Tribune. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  3. ^ "A Level Exam Results: Many students upset by downgrading". The Daily Star. 15 August 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  4. ^ "School parents protest fee raise by blocking the street". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  5. ^ Billah, Masum. "Guardians demonstrate against hike in tuition fees in Dhaka, Chittagong". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Willes Little Flower, two other schools get Chhatra League committee". Dhaka Tribune. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  7. ^ "30 teachers show-caused for 'coaching business'". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Teachers, guardians complain about AL men's irregularities". New Age. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Contact Us". Willes Little Flower School and College. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Textbook distribution begins". New Age. Retrieved 20 March 2021.

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