Batu Pahat High School

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High School Batu Pahat (HSBP) (Malay: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tinggi Batu Pahat (SMKTBP); abbreviated as Sekolah Tinggi Batu Pahat (STBP) also known as Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tinggi Batu Pahat formally) is a secondary school for boys located in the town of Batu Pahat in the state of Johor, Malaysia. It was known as Government English School previously, but was changed to High School Batu Pahat after the independence of Malaysia.

History[edit]

High School was initially at a building in Jalan Zabedah (now the JKR building). Then it was relocated to land in Jalan Zaharah. The new building (now the Administration building) was built in 1918 and opened in 1919.

Academic program[edit]

The school offers basic and advanced secondary education courses. Like other secondary schools, it offers lower and upper secondary educations: Form 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

The pre-university classes consists of Lower Six and Upper Six classes. Most students studying in Form Six classes wear different uniform colours than the secondary students. The most important exam that the Form Six students take is the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) certificate.

Facilities[edit]

Administration building

Administration Building[edit]

The administration building functions as the nucleus of the school. It houses school offices, and most meetings are conducted here. In 2008, the building had been in yellow colours and green colours in the crevices to match the school logo. However, in 2012, the school was repainted white again for unknown reasons.

Hall[edit]

The hall which was built in 1984, the High School Main Hall is used for Monday morning assembly. The hall is also converted for the badminton tournament during the Saturday extra co-curricular lessons.

Library[edit]

The library was used to be located at the opposite of the canteen but due to funding cuts from the Government, the library had to be located to the 4th floor of Block H.

Notable alumni[edit]

The High School Batu Pahat Alumni was registered in 1956. The alumni has made contributions to the school, among them the present library building with its air-conditioning systems, the basketball court and the school pavilion.[1]

  • Dr. Chua Soi Lek - former Health Minister
  • Lim Guan Eng - Chief Minister of Penang State
  • Dato Sri Vincent Tan - Chee Yioun (Berjaya Corp owner) (Cardiff City owner)
  • Allahyarham Tun Syed Nasir Ismail - former DBP Director and 5th Speaker of Dewan Rakyat
  • Abdul Kadir bin Talib - former chairman of election commission
  • Dato Seri Justice Ibrahim bin Abdul Manan
  • Dato Seri Ali bin Hamsa - National Head of Secretary
  • Prof. Dato Dr Mohd Noh Dalimin - Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, and former Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • Tan Sri Prof. Gauth Jasmon, -Vice-Chancellor of University of Malaya, and former Vice-Chancellor of Multimedia University
  • Dr Kua Kia Soong - former DAP MP and social activist
  • Dr. Hee Tien Lai
  • Lim Kit Siang
  • Datuk Syed Esa Alwee

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 1 September 2004 at the Wayback Machine.

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