Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The draw of the lottery for admission into class 1 of Viaqarunnisa Noon School and College for 2011 session was held in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday. 
The school has 1,568 seats for class I. Earlier, after the primary selection, the school authorities declared 16,600 applicants, out of 22,119, eligible for lottery. 
The lottery was conducted by the BUET, which successfully carried out the lottery for RAJUK residential plots earlier. 
Lottery results will be available on the school website and the notice board of all branches of the school and will be published in newspapers. 
State Minister for Housing and Public Works Abdul Mannan Khan formally inaugurated the lottery at a function held on main campus of the school on Bailey Road in the city in presence of guardians, journalists and government officials. 
The government earlier decided to introduce lottery system for admission into class I in 24 government high schools in the capital from next year.
The system is already being used by Holy Cross School and College, Mohammadpur Preparatory High School, Herman Mainer College and YWCA School and College.
BBN/SI/AD-21Dec10-9:15 pm (BST)