SMK Mahsuri

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Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Mahsuri
Address
Jalan Ayer Hangat, 07000 Kuah
Kuah, Kedah, Langkawi
Malaysia
Coordinates 6.330897, 99.856578
Information
Type State school
Motto Strive, Succeed
Established 1964
Category Secondary
Principal Mr. Yusop Bin Muhamad
Gender Co-ed
Enrollment 2047 people
Website

SMK Mahsuri or officially, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Mahsuri, is a public secondary school in the centre of Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. Its students study for the Malaysian Certificate of Education.[1] The school's motto is "Berusaha, Berjaya", or "Strive, Succeed" in English.

History[edit]

SMK Mahsuri is the oldest secondary school in Langkawi. It was established in 1964 under the name "Lanjutan Kampong School" and later known as "Kuah Secondary School". In 1966, the school moved to Jalan Ayer Hangat, now renamed "Mahsuri Secondary School".

In April 1966, a dormitory was built using the school's B block. In 1982, two hostel blocks, a canteen and a surau were built. Now the school has a dormitory consisting of 4 blocks (2 blocks for males and 2 blocks for females). The school was opened by the Minister of Education, Mr. Mohamed Khir Johari on November 12, 1966. The name SMK Mahsuri comes from the locally well-known Langkawian legend of Mahsuri binti Pandak Mayah.

On August 1, 1997, the school was known as SMK Mahsuri. Since 1986 until now, the school is classified as a grade A secondary school. Now, SMK Mahsuri consists of a classroom block, a three-floor block made up of 9 science laboratories, a computer laboratory, a large hall and a dormitory.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni from SMK Mahsuri include:

  • Aziz Desa – Former host, reporter & announcer of Langkawi.FM, TV3, ASTRO OASIS, RTM, and TV9.
  • Aidid Marcello – TV3 host.
  • Amylea Azizan – Placed third in reality program Akademi Fantasia Season 3.
  • Raja Yasmin – Host.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMK MAHSURI". Ministry of Education Malaysia. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 

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