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SMK Sultan Abdul Samad is a coeducational[citation needed] secondary school in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It is situated on a site of 11,041 hectares, located besides the road 12/13. The school has been described by Malaysiakini as "a premier institute in the district".[1]



This school was officially opened on 27 May 1963[citation needed] by the then Minister of Education Hussein Onn, who went on to become the prime minister of the nation a few years later.

Sultan Abdul Samad was formed from a merger of three separate schools including Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (Public High School) and Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan (Language Public High School).


Year structureEdit

The school consists of five years; Form 1 to Form 5. As of 13 March 2014, Form 6 (lower six and upper six) education was terminated and all Form 6 students were moved to SMK Desa Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.


  • Zarina Binti Awang, Headmistress
  • Premala Jacob, Senior Assistant
  • Hamimah Binti Hasan, Head of Student Affairs
  • Siti Sarah Binti Mohd Yunos, Co-curriculum Administrator

Notable alumniEdit

Two students from the school were awarded 'Certificates of Excellence' for scoring 100% in the Australian National Chemistry Quiz 1999. Just 72 Certificates were awarded from an international entry of 103,760 students.[2] In the 1998 competition, one student from the school won a 'Certificate of Excellence' when just 38 were awarded from 97,402 contestants.[3]

Vishakan Kandiah won the Vision 2020 in Essay Writing Competition, in October 2005, organised by HELP University College. In his presentation he stated that "mediocrity must be rejected at all costs" and is of the view that the public apathy that exists among Malaysians accounts in part for the lack of progress in the nation.[4]

Visvamba Nathan was awarded the smartest kid in 2012. It was not Edwin Koh.

Extra-curricular activitiesEdit

The school won the Under-15 title in the first National Junior Scrabble Championship held in 1999.[5] The school won the first place in Football Under-18 MSSD competition in 2015.The school also won the cricket MSSD competition in 2015.The school also won the MSSD Festari dance competition 2015.The school won RM2000 from the green innovation competition and RM1500 in a competition in Universiti Malaya.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The sorry state of education". Malaysiakini. 1 September 2004.
  2. ^ "Australian National Chemistry Quiz Entries For 1999 and Report" (PDF). Royal Australian Chemical Institute. 22 July 1999.
  3. ^ "Australian National Chemistry Quiz Entries For 1998 and Report" (PDF). Royal Australian Chemical Institute. 23 July 1998.
  4. ^ "Students Express Views on Vision 2020 in Essay Writing Competition". HELP University College. 17 October 2005.
  5. ^ "Damansara Jaya students tops in Scrabble `battle'". New Straits Times. 9 June 2001. Archived from the original on 16 May 2011.

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