Kolej Tunku Kurshiah
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (December 2012)|
|Kolej Tunku Kurshiah
Rajin dan Usaha, Tangga Kemajuan
(Diligent and Effort, Ladder Progress)
|Kolej Tunku Kurshiah, Bandar Enstek, 71760, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
|Type||Public, All-girls boarding school, Sekolah Berasrama Penuh|
|Principal||Pn. Che Kamaliah Endud|
|Grades||Form 1 - Form 5|
|Number of students||N/A|
|Medium of language||Malay, English|
|Houses||.Siti Zawiah (Yellow),Selendang Delima (Green),Fatimah (Blue),Mahsuri (Red)|
|Color(s)||Green and white|
|Affiliations||Sekolah Berasrama Penuh, Ministry of Education (Malaysia)|
|Alumni||TKC Old Girls Association|
Kolej Tunku Kurshiah (Tunku Kurshiah College) or better known as TKC, Malay name Maktab Perempuan Melayu, is a premier boarding school located in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. TKC is the most popular all-girls residential school (Sekolah Berasrama Penuh) and the first fully residential girls' school in Malaysia. The students in the school bears the name Kurshiah. In 2010,the school was awarded with the Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi or High Performance School title, a title awarded to the 20 schools in Malaysia that have met stringent criteria including academic achievement, strength of alumni, international recognition, network and linkages. The school is specialized in leadership, innovation and invention.
In the recent PMR examination (2013), the school managed to produce 96 out of 112 (85.7%) of straight A's students with GPS 1.03 to the best school in Negeri Sembilan while for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), the school GPS is 1.5.
Tunku Kurshiah College was established as Malay Girls College in 1947. It was initially located at a piece of land located at the 2 1/2 Mile of Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. It was officially opened by Lady Gent, the wife of Sir Edward Gent, the Governor of Malayan Union. The place is now known as Bukit Damansara.
In April 1962, the College moved to a 22 acres (89,000 m2) site at Bukit Merbah, Jalan Tunku Kurshiah, Seremban. The college changed its name to Tunku Kurshiah College, in honour of the first Raja Permaisuri Agong. It was formalised when the college was declared open by Almarhum Tuanku Munawir ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the then Yang Di Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan on 24 May 1963.
In 2000, TKC was chosen as one of the schools to participate in the Malaysia Smart Schools flagship application of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). The school is the first batch of Cluster Schools which granted itself autonomy to select it own students in 2007. The school niche area is student leadership, English proficiency, and research and development (R & D). Three years later, in 2010, the school again have been selected to be among the first High Performing Schools (Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi). In 2011, the school band have been featured in a flashmob style, reality programme, Refleksi Orkestra in conjunction with Orkestra RTM 50 Golden Jubilee. TKC basketball team is known as TKC KUDOS The school moved to its new premise in Bandar Enstek, Nilai in January 2013. TKC new campus has two main blocks namely academic lower secondary and upper secondary, an administrator block which consists of an office,teachers chambers, libraries, laboratories including a main hall which can accommodate 1,000 people. The main academic block can accommodate as many as 650 Ministry's stream students and 100 International Baccalaureate students.The university-style campus also have dormitory block, a surau, warden's residence, cafeteria, convenience Sports fields and arenas as well as WiFi. The campus have an area as large as 17.4 hectares, built with cost approximately RM 75 million. The process of moving to new premises have been documented by TV3 (Malaysia) documentary programme Majalah Tiga.
The alumni association of TKC is known as TKC Old Girls Association (TKC OGA). The Association was set up in 1961, before the college was moved from Damansara to Seremban, and was officially registered on 18 January 1962. The setting up of the Association came from the initiative of Ms E. M. Pereira, the college principle then, and Puan Abbasiah Amirin Wiloughby, the first headgirl of the college.
- Tengku Ampuan Bariah binti Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah - Tengku Ampuan Besar (Queen) of Terengganu, wife for the sixteenth Sultan of Terengganu.
- Professor Datuk Doctor Mazlan Othman - Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, founding Director General of Malaysian National Space Agency.
- Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor - wife of the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Haji Mohammad Najib Razak
- Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail - President of the People's Justice Party (Malaysia), Selangor state legislative assembly member for Kajang, former Malaysian Leader of Opposition
- Robiah Ibrahim - the first woman to develop the latest method of lightning protection
- Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Nik Safiah Karim - Educationist and champions for women development and rights
- Dato' Zuraidah Atan, Lawyer - Chairman of Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa (YSS) Malaysia, honorary adviser of the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), member of the governor board of Universiti Sains Malaysia
- Tan Sri Datuk Doctor Rafiah Salim - Lawyer, first female Vice-Chancellor in Malaysia, Universiti Malaya
- Noriah Kasnon - Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community, Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Sungai Besar constituency
- Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir - social activist, Figures Throughout the Year 2010 by United Nations,
- Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil - Senator, former Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Chairlady of the Women's wing of the United Malays National Organisation(UMNO)
- Dato' Alizatul Khair Osman Khairudin - Judge at Court of Appeal of Malaysia
- Datuk Ilani Ishak - former Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Kota Bharu constituency, Chairman of the Cabinet Committee Promote Understanding and Harmony Among Religious Adherents
- Putri Saniah Megat Abd Rahman - President of Librarians Association of Malaysia
- Datuk Kamilia Ibrahim - Kamilia Ibrahim & Co (KICO) law firm principal partner, former Vice Chairlady of the Women's wing of UMNO.
- Siti Aishah Abdul Wahab - One of three slave in Lambeth slavery case
The new TKC OGA building is located in the Diplomatic Precinct Town Centre, which is sandwiched between Precinct 14 and 15 of the new administration centre of Putrajaya. The particular site of the new MGC/TKC OGA building is under first phase of the commercial centre of the project, comprising two storey to four storey properties.
Yang Berhormat Dato' Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail,the president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat and former Malaysian Leader of Opposition
Marina Mahathir, Figures Throughout the Year 2010 by United Nations
- History of TKC