The concept of a Cadet College
Cadet College, a special academic institution governed by the Military Forces, offers junior scholars of the country an attractive opportunity to develop personality , smartness, scholarship and prepare them potential citizens of the country. Bangladesh Defense Force i.e, Air Force, Army and Navy always looks for potential smart officers with good leadership quality, good academic background and physically, mentally, emotionally and socially fit for fighting for the country. Cadet College is their special step to fulfill this desire. Sylhet Cadet College is the 1st Cadet College established after the liberation war in Bangladesh. In a Cadet College, academic training as well as military training is provided to the young brilliant boys of the country. It is totally a scholarship program. There is no fixed tuition fees or other fees, the fees are determined considering the income of a cadet's guardian so that, every student of any economic class can afford to study here. Cadet Colleges are located away from big cities. A cool, calm and serene natural euphoric ecstatic environment, a rich academic faculty, highly qualified teaching assistance provide the students a very nice mental refreshment. They get inspired to be a brave, scholar, potential and smart leader of the country. No political or other instability can disturb the activities and programs of Cadet Colleges. So, this educational system is liked by all. Only 50 students in each Cadet College get admission in a year. A tough competitive admission test takes place every year to admit the 12 years age students in class 7. Students live here for 6 years and they leave this institution after Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (High School Graduation). There is a leave after every two or three months for 20 days, so that, A cadet gets chance to get touch of the outside world,live with their parents, relative and other friends and feel good. In a word "Cadet College" is a successful program of Bangladesh Defense Force as well as Bangladesh Government.
A Brief History of Sylhet Cadet College:
When Bangladesh and Pakistan were a joined country, Pakistan Military Force established some Cadet Colleges in West Pakistan (Now Pakistan) and some Cadet Colleges in East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh). After the liberation war, Bangladesh Defense Force established six more Cadet Colleges (among them one cadet college, Mymensingh Girls Cadet College , was established for girls). Sylhet Cadet is the 1st Cadet College after the liberation war of 1971. Basically this college was established in Pakistan time as a Model School in 1969. In 1974, it was modified and converted to a Model College. Bangladesh Defense force modified this Model College and converted it to a Cadet College in 1978. In 1979, An admission test took place for selecting the students from Model College to keep them in this new modified Cadet College. And first , second and third batch of this new Cadet College was from the Model College, and in the same year a fresh new batch ( 4th Batch ) was taken as fresh Cadet. First Batch passed the college in 1982 and first intake i.e. fourth batch passed in 1985. And from that time, an admission test started taking place every year to admit new cadets in class seven.