Colonial-era building has no historical value, claims school authorities

  • | Wednesday | 10th October, 2018

Responding to media reports on the issue, the management refuted the claim that the school was the first school for girls in Malabar, and pointed out that the title should go to BEM Girls Higher Secondary School in the city. The present building was constructed by Indian nuns of the congregation, under the leadership of Sr. Louise,” they said. The management and parents-teachers association (PTA) of St. Joseph’s Anglo-Indian Girls Higher Secondary school have claimed that the colonial-era building on their premises, proposed to be declared as a monument by the Culture Department, “has no special place in the history of the city, district, or the State”. “Mother Veronica came to Calicut in 1862 and she was the first headmistress and the superior of the institution. Sr. Nema, headmistress of the high school section, asked if quality education could be imparted in congested, poorly ventilated and old-fashioned classrooms when neighbouring schools have hi-tech facilities.

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