Historical Development of Sultan Yussuf School (SYS), Batu Gajah in the State of Perak, Malaysia, 1907 – 1957

  • Ganesan Shanmugavelu Senior Lecturer of History, Institute of Teacher Education Ipoh Campus, Malaysia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9961-0121
  • Khairi Ariffin Associate Professor of History, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia
Keywords: History, Development, Education, English, School

Abstract

The aim of this research is to study the History of Sultan Yussuf School in Batu Gajah, Perak, and it’s the development from 1907 to 1957. Sultan Yussuf School was founded in 1907 by an Indian immigrant named K.Malaiperumal Pillai. Sultan Yussuf School was known as the Government English School, and it was the first English school founded in Batu Gajah, Perak. Sultan Yussuf School or better known as SYS, was attended by students from various races, particularly Malays, Chinese, and Indians. In 1956, Sultan Yussuf School was divided into two, that is for primary and secondary. Since it was the establishment in 1907, Sultan Yussuf School had progressed rapidly and achieved a lot of success in academic and also co-curricular activities. Besides that, Sultan Yussuf School also produced many leaders in the country. One of the former students of Sultan Yussuf School was His Majesty, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, the 34th Sultan of Perak, and was the 9th Yang Di Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia.

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2020-07-02
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Shanmugavelu, G., & Ariffin, K. (2020). Historical Development of Sultan Yussuf School (SYS), Batu Gajah in the State of Perak, Malaysia, 1907 – 1957. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 8(1), 7-14. https://doi.org/10.34293/sijash.v8i1.2372
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