Nawab Faizunnesa Government Girls' High School

Coordinates: 23°27′45″N 91°10′38″E / 23.4625°N 91.1771°E / 23.4625; 91.1771
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Nawab Faizunnesa Government Girls' High School
নবাব ফয়জুন্নেছা সরকারি বালিকা উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়

Coordinates23°27′45″N 91°10′38″E / 23.4625°N 91.1771°E / 23.4625; 91.1771
MottoBetter Education For Better Citizen
Established1873 (1873)
Number of studentsAbout 2000
CampusComilla city centre
SportsCricket, football, badminton
Front gate to the school

Nawab Faizunnesa Government Girls' High School is a girls' school in Comilla, Bangladesh, established in 1873 by Faizunnesa Choudhurani, who would in 1889 be titled India's only female nawab by Queen Victoria. Faizunnesa, a wealthy zamindar, established Faizunnesa Girls' Pilot High School, having noted the need for female education which would accommodate Muslim girls practising purdah.[1][2][3] The school taught its children in the local Bengali language rather than Urdu or Persian which were the standard languages of education at the time.[4] The students also learned English.[4] During the early years of its establishment, it was treated as the English medium school for girls. It was converted to a junior high school in 1889, and to a high school in 1931.[5]

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