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110-yr-old Dergaon school continues to receive laurels
SANJOY Kr HAZARIKA
 DERGAON, Jan 9 - The Dergaon Higher Secondary School (DHSS) has managed to continue receiving laurels in regard to its scholastic and non-scholastic achievements during its 110 years of existence.

The school has once again scored ‘A’ grade in the Gunotsav of 2018, results of which was declared on Saturday last. The school scored 78.89 per cent while the academic achievement of a child was 8.71 out of 10. Though the total score is down by 1.81 per cent, but the academic achievement of a child has increased by 1.27 out of 10.

The development of academic achievement of a child is most important for the future of a school. Talking to this correspondent, the Principal of the school Anup Barthakur said that the result is an outcome of the untiring efforts of the academic and non-academic staff of the school.

“The school family works together for achieving better results,” he added. With a total enrolment of 645 from Class–VI to Class–X, the school still lacks sufficient staff. At present, 32 teachers are doing their best, though a Hindi teacher is still needed.

Among the available teachers, five are engaged in the ongoing NRC update process. The school also lacks a Science laboratory. However, the school provides a good platform for sports etc., with a big playground. The school, it may be mentioned, was established way back in 1908 as a middle English school and then upgraded to a high school and finally matured into a Higher Secondary school in 1961.

The school is also a centre of Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd) meant for untrained primary teachers under the National Institute of Open Schooling.

“We have been conducting the DElEd course”, Dr Devajit Barua, a subject teacher and the coordinator of the course, said. “As the school has been churning out quality students, hence the local community relies on our quality teaching,” Biren Chandra Saikia, president of AASHRAY, an organisation working for environment protection, said.

It may be pertinent to mention here that several former students of the school are at present well established in their respective fields of activity both within and outside India. A large number of ex-students of the school are also well-known educationists, litterateurs, administrators, players, musicians, cultivators etc.

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