New Straits Times
SULTAN NAZRIN OPENS SCHOOL
Perak ruler visits exhibition of pupils’ handiwork
SULTAN of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah yesterday opened SK Proton City here. He was accompanied by Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, Raja Muda of Perak Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa and Raja Dihilir Perak Raja Iskandar Dzulkarnain Sultan Idris Shah.
Present were Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and his wife, Datin Seri Saripah Zulkifli, State Secretary Datuk Seri Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan and Education deputy director-general Aminudin Adam.
Sultan Nazrin also visited an exhibition of the pupils’ handiwork.
Aminudin said SK Proton City was built on about 4ha of land at a cost of RM12 million.
He said the school had 27 classrooms, 764 students, 48 teachers and six support staff. SK Proton City was built in 2009. It was completed in March 2010.
Aminudin said the setting up of the school would boost Tanjung Malim’s development as an automotive hub.
He said the ministry was making the concept of 21st Century Learning (PAK-21) an important element of the Malaysian Education Development Plan.
“PAK-21 can be seen in each classroom that is equipped with fast Internet access and the ideal number of students, who are given tablets. PAK-21 is not just technology-based, but it also promotes collaborative learning, creativity, critical thinking and communication.”