Maktab Rendah Sains MARA Taiping (مكتب رنده ساينس مارا تايڤيڠ), commonly known as MRSM Taiping, is a co-educational boarding school established in 1983 under Education and Training (Secondary) Division of MARA (Majlis Amanah Rakyat, Malay for People's Trust Council). The campus is located in Taiping, a town north-west of Perak, Malaysia.
|MARA Junior Science College Taiping|
Maktab Rendah Sains MARA Taiping
|School type||MRSM, Secondary School, Boarding School|
|Motto||Kualiti Tonggak Kecemerlangan|
A Thinking School A Learning Organization
|Established||1 July 1983|
|Principal||Mr Nor Hassan|
|Vice Principals||Fazal Rafiqie Ahmad (Academic Affairs) |
Mr Fauzi (Students Affairs)
Madam Marsuria Darus (Co-Curricular Affairs)
|Head Warden||Fazal Rafiqie|
|Enrollment||Approximately 200+ students every year|
|Officiation||29 June 1987 by HRH Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah|
MRSM Taiping is grouped in the cluster of Program Khas Pendidikan(Special Education Programme) MRSMs designed by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) to educate the country's brightest students. The other PKP MRSMs are MRSM Pengkalan Chepa, MRSM LANGKAWI and MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba. Entrance into PKP MRSMs is by obtaining above average scores in the MRSM Entry Qualifications' Test, an exam combining mathematics, science and an IQ test. It is also compulsory for future students to achieve 8As in their PT3 examinations.
MRSM Taiping has frequently entered the list of top achievers in the Malaysian Certificate of Education exams. It is one of the top 5 MRSMs in SPM examinations and usually one of the top 10 secondary schools in Malaysia.
MRSM Taiping is recognised as an Apple Distinguished School.
Anjung Maresmart is the official alumni of MRSM Taiping Class of 1995.
Mantrafive is the official alumni of the MRSM Taiping graduation batch 1996. Members are actively involve in various activities like "jalan-jalan cari makan", holiday trips and most famous of all, "teh tarik" session in Bangsar.
PKPix is the unofficial alumni of MRSM Taiping graduation batch of 2000 and known as millennium kids. Members are actively involved in motorsports events such as TimeToAttack, MegaLap, occasional track day at Sepang International Circuit & Elite Speedway Circuit, football friendlies and weekly Futsal at Samba PJ.
Maverick is the alumni of MRSM Taiping (32nd batch), graduated from the school in 2016. Maverick successfully put MRSM Taiping as one of Malaysia's best school in term of SPM 2016 results. The leader of Maverick is Hazwan Zainal Abidin. Members of Maverick have gained numerous achievements nationally and also in international competitions such as in robotics (international events in Romania, Qatar) and also in Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM). The class rcxvi is from this group of alumni. One of the members, Alif Imran Zabri with his well-known invention, Fo-ver has received many awards regionally and nationally, among them is Anugerah Inovasi Negara and from Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia. Amirul Fadhli and Ahmad Faris Alimi, with their Robotic Mini Sumo won Bronze in Romania Informatrix competition.
Erovra is the 35th batch. Among their achievements are joining the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)2018, winning the award for Best Presenters of MRSM Leadership Convention 2019, which were led by Nik Alia, Ilham Rosman and Maisarah Rafiq. Coming second place in the MRSM National Language Week 2019 Forum and Ilham Rosman becoming the Best Debater for the MRSM National Debate Competition 2019 and becoming the first MRSM to join the Franco Tour hosted by Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie Malaysia (OIF) 2019, thereby becoming the first MRSM to implement french into their curriculum. Their leader is Mohammad Asmaryqael, but better known as Ricky. Their next target is to conquer the national SPM exams.
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