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Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Agama Sheikh Abdul Malek is Malaysia’s first religious school to receive the recognition from the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Agama Sheikh Abdul Malek is Malaysia’s first religious school to receive the recognition from the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

PUTRAJAYA: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Agama Sheikh Abdul Malek from Kuala Terengganu created history by becoming Malaysia’s first religious school to receive recognition from the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

The school received recognition from the International Organisation (IBO) on May 17 after it successfully implemented a teaching and learning system which complied with IB's requirements for a period of five years.

Three other schools had also previously received the same recognition - Sekolah Menengah Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra from Kota Baru (on Sept 20 2016), Kolej Tunku Kurshiah, Negri Sembilan (on Sept 23 2016) and SMK Seri Tualang from Temerloh ( on Sept 27 2016).

Education Director-General, Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof, said the ministry is proud of the achievement of the nine schools for having received international recognition as part of IB World School.

"Congratulations and Syabas to the four schools for successfully following the foot steps of the five previous schools in proving their ability and excellence with the recognition,” he said in his speech.

His speech text was read by Deputy Secretary-General of Teaching Professionalism Development, Datuk Dr Amin Senin.

Khair said the recognition received by the schools clearly demonstrates that the standards and professionalism of Malaysian teachers was in line with international standards.

Translated from Berita Harian

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