|by The News Times on 07 April 2023|
STS Group launched a premium Cambridge curriculum school in Bangladesh, Glenrich International School (GIS) on Thursday.
It was launched through a campus inauguration ribbon-cutting ceremony, to promote the idea of the “School of Life” and prepare the learners for the future world.
The chief guest of the ceremony was Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni.
The guest of honor was Commerce Minister Mr Tipu Munshi and the special guest was Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury.
Matt Cannell, British high commissioner to Bangladesh (Acting); Professor Dr Md Mashiur Rahman (VC, National University); Steve Plisinski, director, International Schools Services, USA and Bob Kundanmal, chairman of STS Group, Chairman Bob Kundanmal, Managing Director Khondoker Monir Uddin, Director Mohammad A Moyeen, Director Deepak Bhojwani, and the Board of Directors of the school graced the event with their presence.
Additionally, Manas Singh, STS Group CEO, and Ramesh Mudgal, principal, Glenrich International School, were also present at the event alongside other dignitaries and members of STS Group.
After the launching ceremony, all the guests took a tour of GIS’s exceptional state-of-the-art campus.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said: “Over the last decade, Bangladesh has made notable progress in expanding access to education. The government is trying to bring about significant changes in the education landscape. It is amazing to see that STS Group is also contributing in this regard by launching this premium school called Glenrich. I believe this school will make the learners fit for the future world.”
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said: “We are pleased to see the beautiful campus of Glenrich International School (GIS) and everything that it promises. Bangladesh is steadily growing in various sectors, including the education industry. I sincerely hope that this growth will persist.”
Bob Kundanmal, chairman of STS Group, said: “We are committed to continuously invest in providing the best quality education for the future generation of Bangladesh. Our focus is to bring the development of Bangladesh’s youth at par with the highest standards of global competency and to do that we have taken the initiative to introduce the concept of School of life – equipping our young with the necessary skillset for the future along with an enhanced curriculum.”
Steve Plisinski, director, ISS US, said: “We are really excited about the launch of Glenrich International School and ISS will be working closely with the team and the management of the school to ensure that the school is providing its students with the highest quality of education at all levels.”
During the event, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh (Acting) Matt Cannell said: “It gives me immense pleasure to see the launch of this premium Cambridge curriculum school and appreciated STS Group for their future plan to open more Glenrich International Schools in different locations in Bangladesh.”
Glenrich is promoting a “school of life” concept, where students will learn about scholastic subjects and be encouraged to continue creative pursuits in a caring and nurturing environment.
Moreover, students will get a French language course in their curriculum, which is in collaboration with Alliance Française de Dhaka, while STEMROBO will facilitate robotics education.
The school will also offer Math Buddy via math labs, while the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music will offer music lessons.