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The Maharajah was a man of foresight and vision, keenly interested in the welfare of his kingdom and he wanted his subjects to be in tune with modem developments in science and technology so that the future of the state will be in good hands. Realizing the value of education, he wanted to have a modem educational system in Cooch Behar. He established Jenkins School with the main purpose of imparting English education and other studies relevant to India to the children.
He thought it was quite appropriate to name the school after
Major Gen. Francis Jenkins, an alumnus of Oxford University and the Commissioner of Assam and official Agent of the Governor General of Bengal for Assam frontier (now North-East India). Jenkins not only loved the people of Cooch Behar, Assam and other regions, but never wished to get back to England and lead a happy, peaceful retirement life. Instead he settled down at Gauhati and lived there till his death. During that time, in that place there was no school to impart education to the children. In the scholl There are classes from lower standard up to 12th standard.
|Jenkins School. Cooch Behar, WB Cooch Behar.gov.in|
The school's 100-year anniversary was celebrated in January 1961 and 150 anniversary in January 2011. This school consistently produced excellent students who excelled in various tough govt. competitive entrance exams and made a mark in their lives. In order to maintain the relationship with the old boys, an Alumni Association was formed not only to maintain a cordial relationship with the school, but also to preserve and promote school's tradition, and future development. Further, the students can take the inspiration from older students who achieved success in their lives.
In this school, cricket is a popular game