Chio Min Secondary School

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Chio Min Secondary School

S.M.J.K. Chio Min(Malay)

觉民国民型中学(simplified Chinese)
Established 10 May 1957
Type Public school
Affiliations Penilaian Menengah Rendah, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia, Ministry of Education (Malaysia)
Principal Mr. Tan Teik Seong
Students approx. 2200 (Year 2007)[1]
Location Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia
Colours Blue, yellow, red and white ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    

Chio Min Secondary School (In Chinese language: 居林觉民国民型中学) (In Malay language: Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Chio Min) is a government-controlled high school located at Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia.[2] It is the only high school in Kulim that places emphasis on education in Chinese language and values. It is commonly rumoured that public schools as such (that have any non-Malay language as the official school language) receive significantly less financial support from government. Nevertheless, the school is run under the control and provisions of the established local education ministry.

Chio Min D Block
Leo Garden opening ceremony
Founders of Chio Min


Chio Min Secondary School was established in 1957, which extended from Chio Min Primary School, established on 10 May 1918. In 1942, the Chio Min School had to be closed due to the Japanese invasion. It reopened in 1945. In 1948, the number of students increased to 600 people and there were 100 students studying at night. Night class closed in 1963. In 1957, two new buildings were constructed and Chio Min Secondary School was started. In 1958, the Primary School was renamed Chio Min Chio Min Primary School A and School B. In 1964, the government issued a total of RM40,000 to build nine new classrooms. Prior to that, in South Kedah there were no Chinese secondary schools for Chinese primary school students to further their studies. Therefore, some people had set up a committee to collect donations from the public to build a new building with 30 classrooms. At that time, the school was located in the Klang Sago, Kulim, Kedah.

In 1985, the new building, Chio Min Secondary School was established to overcome the lack of classrooms. Two blocks of the new building were established in 1990 and were finished in 1993. In 1997, a computer lab and bathroom were added. This was the result of donations from the public and the entire school community.

In August 2001, Chio Min Secondary School received 1.5 million Ringgit in government funding to build a new four-storey school building which officially opened on 15 January 2002. On 25 March, the first batch of form 6 classes (university preparation class) started. In April 2002, government funding helped to construct a two-story EPU computer room; construction started on April 2002. On 9 February 2003, the Chinese Orchestra was established. In 2004 the school was equipped with more than 100 computers, including computers in conference rooms, library reference room, computer room and the Office of Academic Affairs.[3]


Chio Min Secondary School has had success in public examinations such as Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR),[4] Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)[5] and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM).[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Ch'en Huei-hua- Chinese writer.
  • Lim Mok-Hai- Chinese writer.
  • Shang Wan Yun- Chinese writer.


  1. ^ 居林觉民国民型中学报到日新生大幅增加 (in Chinese). 18 December 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  2. ^ SMJK Chio Min, SMJK School Portal. Saturday 31 July 2010
  3. ^ "School History" (in Chinese). 1 April 2000. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "PMR,觉民中学再获佳绩" (in Chinese). 31 December 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "SPM ,Keputusan SPM SMJK Chio Min" (in Chinese). 1 April 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "STPM, Keputusan STPM SMJK Chio Min" (in Chinese). 1 April 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 

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