A reception program for high school graduates took place On Saturday, 13th May at 3.00 pm in St. Mary’s Junior School Auditorium, Jamalkhan. More than 400 SSC passed students from St. Placid’s School & College and St. Scholastica’s High School of Chittagong, Miriam Ashram High School of Diang, Brother Andre High School of Noakhali and Don Bosco High School of Bandarban participated in the program which was jointly organized by the Chittagong Catholic Archdiocesan Education Commission and Caritas Formation of Youth & Teachers Program (FYTP). Graduates took oath with lightened candles to bring joy in the hearts of poor and oppressed and build a joyful community. The event got very much festive with the bit of St. St. Scholastica’s High School band, various country songs & dances.
The reception program is presided over by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Chittagong Archdiocese Most Rev. Moses M. Costa, CSC. Chairman of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Prof. Shaheda Islam was present as the chief guest and Judge of Pirojpur Land Tribunal Mohammad Mahabubur Rahaman as the guest of honor. Most Rev. Archbishop Moses M. Costa, CSC conducted the oath taking of students to become enlightened and joyful person and build a joyful community.
He addressed to the succeed students saying, “Students can contribute in the society if only they think for others, It is easy to achieve a luxurious life by cheating others but the more we cheat or misbehave with others the more we lose joy and peace from our life.” Students promised that they will bring joy to the hearts of vulnerable and oppressed people. Then the honourable guests distributed certificates among the graduates. Chief guest Prof. Shaheda Islam said, “Missionary schools teaches disciplines and morality to the students which is more important than achieving highest results. There’s no value of a ‘GPA 5’ If it does not teach us to respect our parents and teachers. She also said, Today we have joy in our heart because we are an independent nation. So, we should know about our struggle for freedom, respect those who sacrificed their lives for the independence and love the country and her people.”
This year From 5 Church run high schools of the Chittagong Catholic Archiocese, 802 students passed SSC exam. Among them 177 secured GPA 5.00 and average passing out rate from 5 high schools is 96%.