Bangladesh International School, Dammam
Found in: Schools in Saudi Arabia
The Bangladesh International School Dammam (BISD) is located in Dammam, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The school has two sections:
The school section - Grade KG to Grade X
The college section - Grade XI to Grade XII
H E Hedayet Ahmed, then Ambassador of Bangladesh, originally proposed the school as a part of the education and cultural wing of the Bangladesh Embassy in Saudi Arabia. It was established on 1 January 1987.
BISD follows the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES) for its course structure. Students appear for their 'O' level examination after completing Grade X under UCLES and 'A' level examination after completing Grade XII under UCLES. Both of the examinations take place with the supervision of the British Council situated in Eastern Province.
At the 2006 British Council annual awards ceremony, Muhammad Ehsanul Hoque was honoured for achieving first place in mathematics and economics at 'A' level. Akil Muhammad Habibullah was ranked first in chemistry at 'O' level.
At the graduation ceremony, in May 2007, it was announced that last year the school had a 100 per cent success rate for students in their final examinations.
There have been long-standing issues with the management board. A section of parents, concerned at the removal of three members from the schools board of management, called for a general meeting of parents to discuss the future of the institution, in November 2004. The board was dissolved in October 2006, with powers being handed over to the principal while fresh elections were organised. The elections were held in December 2006.
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