Sunday, November 25, 2007
dropped by the Kolej Tuanku Jaafar's open day over the weekend just to see for ourselves the hype about this reknown independent co-ed secondary boarding school.
actually, we were not disappointed. hidden in the lush countryside of mantin, negeri sembilan,
we were greeted by prefects assigned to show prospective students & their parents around.
this 1st thing that impressed me was the open spaces & greenery everywhere :
the facilities were certainly top-drawer - science labs, library, computer access & boarding houses, just to name a few.
as teaching aids, they have smart-boards which resembled blown-up interactive computer screens.
they even have an ongoing dam project.
this is the 1st college open day we've been to (actually it's only a half-day) but i have to admit that there weren't that many visitors, probably around 20 families at most. but i shouldn't be surprised - an A-level education here will set you back RM74k, although scholarships are available to deserving students. as a random non-specific measure of the standard of the students, i was told (only) 60% aced the maths paper at the last A-levels.
hmm...maybe the STPM should be given due consideration. after all, i went thru it & i didn't do too badly, either.
on the way back, we stopped by seremban & caught up with sbanboy, who took us out for dinner at jusco.
incidentally, i also bumped into an old classmate who sat at the next table & he also happened to be sbanboy's neighbour. is this a small town or what??