A reception program for high school graduates took place On Friday, 20th May at 3.00 pm in the premises of St. Placid’s School & College, Chittagong. 500 SSC passed students from St. Placid’s School & College and St. Scholastica’s School of Chittagong, Miriam Ashram High School of Diang, Brother Andre’s High School of Noakhali and Don Bosco High School of Bandarban participated in the program which was jointly organized by the Chittagong Catholic Diocesan Education Commission and Caritas Formation of Youth & Teachers Program (FYTP). Graduates took oath with enlightened candles to share
the mercy of God to others towards the work of charity and to take part in positive transformation of society and country. The event got very much festive with the bit of St. Placid’s School & College band, various country songs & dances.
The reception program is presided over by the Bishop of Chittagong Diocese Most Rev. Moses M. Costa, CSC. Vice chancellor of Premier University Chittagong Dr. Anupam Sen was
present as the chief guest and Principal Dr. Anowara Alam as the guest of honour. Most Rev. Bishop Moses M. Costa, CSC conducted the oath taking of students for transforming as merciful persons. Students promised that they will become merciful persons and always take side of the vulnerable and oppressed people. Then the honourable guests distributed certificates among the graduates. Chief guest Dr. Anupam Sen said, “Students today will receive higher education, become enlightened persons, and that is the real success of today’s reception.” Coordinator of Chittagong Diocesan Education Commission and Principal of St. Placid’s School & College said, “Motivational speeches of honourable guests are guideline for the graduates today for future steps of life as well as to transform oneself as merciful person”.
From 5 Church run high schools of the Chittagong Catholic Diocese, 741 students passed SSC exam in 2016. Among them 216 secured GPA 5.00 and average passing out rate is 93.36%. 100% candidates passed from St. Placid’s School & College and St. Scholastica’s School.