Morgan Girls School and College was established in 1910
Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) authorities have brought down part of an over 100-year-old girls school to make room for a parking lot.
Morgan Girls School and College was established in 1910. The part of the school building that was brought down housed its kitchen.
The school authorities claimed that the city corporation destroyed it under the directions of NCC Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy to create parking space for the multi-storey Ali Ahmed Chunka Library built.
The library, named after Ivy’s father, was built for a cost of Tk26 crore. It took eight years to build the library, but there was no parking space.
After part of the building was destroyed, hundreds of students, teachers and guardians took to the street in protest and demonstrated again on Sunday.
NCC Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy simply claimed that the city corporation owns the land, and that she has all the relevant documents to prove it.
The school’s governing committee member Imamul Selim said part of the building was demolished around 11pm on Saturday.
On information, school authorities went to the spot but found no one there.
NCC Chief Executive Ehteshamul Haque claimed the building is not totally destroyed, but that some parts may have been broken to run the work of Ali Ahmed Chunka Library.
The school and college had 2,500 students as of the 2011-12 academic year.