SMT Alor Setar

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SMT Alor Setar
Alor Setar, Kedah
Type Government-aided semi-boarding secondary school
Motto Bertekun Usaha Diberkati Ilahi
Established 16 April 1972
Principal Noresah Mohd Shariff

Fourth form to Fifth form,

Enrollment 518 (337 hostel student)
Colour(s) Blue, Yellow, Red, and Green
Yearbook BUDI
Abbreviation ASTECH

Sekolah Menengah Teknik Alor Setar, or Alor Setar Technical School (ASTECH), is located in Bandar Simpang Kuala, Alor Setar, Kedah and may be the oldest technical school in Malaysia. ASTECH is better known by local people as "Sekolah Teknik Lebuhraya", often confused with Sekolah Menengah Teknik Jalan Stadium (now known as Kolej Vokasional Alor Setar). In front of the school is the famous Wan Mat Saman Aqueduct.


The establishment of ASTECH can be traced to 1972. It was located in KM 2, Lebuhraya Sultan Abdul Halim, Alor Setar near Simpang Kuala. The original site of this school was a paddy field. This school was created when the government started technical education in the state of Kedah. Before it was moved to its own building, students of ASTECH were located in nearby Keat Hwa Secondary School.

Finally in 1972, this school was moved to its own building where it has remained. Other institutions located near to this school are Keat Hwa Secondary School, Maktab Mahmud and SRA Darul Aman. ASTECH also was chosen by the Technical Education Department as a controlled technical school (Gred A). In 2009, ASTECH was declared as Cluster School of Excellence (Sekolah Kluster Kecemerlangan) by the Ministry of Education Malaysia.

Starting in 2011, student uniforms changed from normal to special orange uniforms that is also worn by the students of Technical and Vocational Schools throughout Malaysia.


Name of Principal Took Office Left Office Comments
Abdul Razak Mohd. Sharif 1972 1979
Mohammed Yasin Mydin 1980 1984
Megat Ramli Megat Adnan 1985 1987
Omar Abbas 1988 1995
Mohd Akhir Shafie 1995 1998
Azaman Hassan 1998 2002
Cik Nordin Che Wan 2002 2006
Mohd Zanal Dirin 2006 2008
Mizal Azman Sharif 2009 2010
Sulaiman Md Zin 2011 2013
Mohamad Refaee Ismail 2014 2015
Noresah Mohd Shariff 2015 Present


There are five main courses:

Course Year Established Comments
Agricultural Science 1973 Formerly known as Agriculture
Commerce Studies 1992
Civil Engineering Studies 1972 Formerly known as Building
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Studies 1992
Mechanical Engineering Studies 1972 Formerly known as Mechanical


ASTECH has four houses, each named after Physics's Prefixes. There are:

House Colour Comments
Giga Red
Mega Blue
Nano Green
Pico Yellow

Achievements and Rankings[edit]

Year GPS Ranking Top 1 Top 2 Top 3 References
2005 3.97 5 SMT Kuala Lumpur SMT Johor Bahru SMT Tuanku Jaafar
2006 3.92 5 SMT Johor Bahru SMT Kuala Lumpur SMT Tuanku Jaafar
2007 3.51 4 SMT Tuanku Jaafar SMT Kuala Lumpur SMT Johor Bahru
2008 3.25 3 SMT Johor Bahru SMT Kuala Lumpur SMT Alor Setar
2009 3.34 4 SMT Johor Bahru SMT Kuala Lumpur SMT Tuanku Jaafar
2010 3.43 6 SMT Johor Bahru SMT Kuala Lumpur SMT Tuanku Jaafar
2011 3.59 10 SMT Kuala Lumpur SMT Johor Bahru SMV Puteri Temerloh
2012 3.60 7 SMT Perdagangan Johor Bahru SMT Kuala Lumpur SMT Johor Bahru

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