Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ipoh's Premier Education Institution....Anderson School Ipoh

SIMPLISTIC it may seem, a comic strip, published in The Andersonian, Defining Moments, Centennial Edition 1909-2009, illustrates sufficiently how Ipoh's premier education institution -- the Anderson School Ipoh -- came to be.

The cartoon shows parents, whose children were not accepted into the then newly-established elite Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), pleading with the British authorities to take some measure to ensure their children received a decent education.

So strong must have been the pressure from parents, especially the Malay parents, that the British authorities decided to establish a new English school in Ipoh -- Anderson School.

Published in the New Straits Times on August 17, 2010

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