Col­lege re­named MRSM Sul­tan Azlan Shah

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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