SMK Aminuddin Baki, Johor Bahru
From Johor Bahru Directory
|S.M.K. Aminuddin Baki (SABJB), the secondary school along Jalan Abdul Samad, Johor Bahru, is named in honor of Aminuddin Baki, the "Father of Malaysian Education".|
S.M.K. Aminuddin Baki, Johor Bahru (SABJB) is a public national school in Johor Bahru, Johor. Located along Jalan Abdul Samad, it is in the vicinity of S.M.K. Sultan Ismail (SSI), Sekolah Seni Johor Bahru, and S.J.K.(C) Foon Yew 2. The school's motto is "To Learn, To Gain Knowledge, To Serve". A double-session school, S.M.K. Aminuddin Baki presently has an enrolment of over 1,000 students. At its official opening in 1968, the school was renamed after Aminuddin Baki, the "Father of Malaysian Education" (Bapa Pendidikan Malaysia).
2. Brief history: S.M.K. Aminuddin Baki (SABJB) was formed in 1962 and was initially named "Sekolah Menengah Lanjutan Johor Bahru". While awaiting the construction of the school premises at Jalan Abdul Samad to be completed, its male and female students were put up at Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar (MSAB) and S. M. (P) Sultan Ibrahim (SIGS) respectively.
The school premises was completed in January 1964, and the school initially provided only lower secondary education in both the English and Malay medium of instruction. Remove class students were accepted in 1965, and students from the Malay-medium were absorbed into Sekolah Menengah Sultan Ismail.
S.M.K. Aminuddin Baki (SABJB) was officially opened in 1968 by Encik Mohd. Khir Johari, the then Minister of Education, 6 years after the school was formed, and was renamed "Sekolah Menengah Aminuddin Baki". Four Form 4 classes were started in 1970 and by 1971, the school had become a complete secondary school, offering classes from Remove up to Form 5. A special class for students with impaired hearing was opened in 1979, with 6 pioneer students under a trained teacher. In line with the National Education Policy, school lessons were conducted wholly in the Malay language in 1980.
S.M.K. Aminuddin Baki (SABJB) celebrated its silver jubilee on 19 April 1986. The event was officiated by Datuk Abdulllah Ahmad Badawi, the then Minister of Education. Two Form 6 classes (arts stream) were subsequently added in 1988.