LARKANA: The historical Government Pilot Higher Secondary School in Larkana completed 100 years of functioning here on Wednesday.
To celebrate the memorable event, students and teachers of the school took out a large rally, marching through various roads and concluded the march at Jinnah Bagh.
Principal Allah Bux Soomro told newsmen that over one hundred thousand students have so far obtained education from this historical school who are now serving the country in various capacities in Pakistan and abroad.
He said that Sindh High Court Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh, first woman deputy speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Dr Begum Ashraf Abbasi, Senator Khalid Mahmood Soomro, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Additional Chief Secretary Roshan Ali Shaikh, World Bank Director Ali Nawaz Memon, former MNA Khalid Iqbal Memon, former Senator Dr Safdar Abbasi, ex-BISE chairman Mahboob Shaikh, Secretary Ghulam Abbas Detho, Haji Munawar Abbasi, Gilgit-Baltistan IGP Sanaullah Abbasi were also educated at this school.
He said that previously co-education was in effect here but later separate girls’ schools were established.
He said that 6,300 students are enrolled from class VI to XII at the moment for whom only 140 teachers are working to impart education in 43 classes while 27 non-teaching staff is also posted here.
He claimed that the school is one of those schools of Sindh which has the best enrollment in the province.
He further said that a 100-years festival will be organised which will be held from February 11 to February 16 during which students will participate in various stalls, exhibitions, quizzes, speech competitions while informative educational programmes will also be arranged.
“A musical night will also be held in the end in which renowned Sufi singers will perform,” he said.