College renamed MRSM Sultan Azlan Shah
KUALA KANGSAR: Kuala Kangsar Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) is now known as MRSM Sultan Azlan Shah.
Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah proclaimed the name change yesterday. The name was after the late sultan, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, who is also Sultan Nazrin’s father.
The MRSM, located on a 20ha land at Lot 2344, Liman Kati, Kuala Kangsar, was declared open on July 6, 2015 with 36 administration staff and principal Shahrome Daud at the helm.
It now has 725 students, 51 teachers and 29 support staff.
Apart from facilities for academic and sports, the college also offers equipment and a studio for the musically inclined students.
Wan Aqif Abdul Basir, 14, said he now could jam with his friends in the studio.
“We have a complete gamelan set and musical instruments at the studio for our cultural club,” said the third of four siblings from Damansara.
Sports enthusiast Muhammad Afiq Amat Kamal, 14, said he was satisfied with the sports utilities at the school.
“Even though it is new, the school is well equipped with courts and a field for us to play football, badminton and futsal,” said Afiq from Kuala Selangor.
Muhammad Hafizuddin Hakim Mohd Rafiee, 14, from Gerik, said he was happy to be among the second-batch students.
In his speech, Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said students from rural areas should be nurtured at Mara educational institutions such as MRSM to produce first-class human capital capable of competing at the global level and face challenges.
Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah proclaiming the name change of MRSM Sultan Azlan Shah in Kuala Kangsar yesterday. With him are Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (centre) and Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.