Hin Hua High School (simplified Chinese: 兴华中学; traditional Chinese: 興華中學) is a Chinese Independent High School in Malaysia. One of the four Chinese Independent Schools in Selangor (and more specifically Klang), it is arguably one of the most famous schools in Selangor, and to a certain extent, Malaysia. Founded in 1947 by the joint efforts of parents, teachers and fellow students, the institution has underwent multiple restructuring and reformation activities since 1969, especially flourishing under the leadership of Madam Chang Sa Yeok.
Today, Hin Hua High School is a prominent Chinese Independent institution equipped with one of the most modern facilities in the area. It also holds the prestige of having one of the highest student counts, boasting 3313 students and 163 teaching staff as of May 2017.
2 hours ago – KLANG: One of Klang’s most renowned Chinese independent institutions, the Hin Hua High School, received a windfall from the family of the late business magnate Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay.
Chinese Independent Schools are not known for indiscipline or drug-taking. Indeed, they are often the epitome of strict discipline, high morals and academic performance.
How did a Chinese Independent School end up in this list?
Senator Chong Sin Woon needs to publicly withdraw Klang’s Hin Hua High School‘s name from the hot-spot school’s list https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1594249513980681&id=379806538758324 …
Senator Chong Sin Woon Needs to Publically Withdraw Klang Hin Hua High School’s Name from the Hotspot Schools List
23rd August 2017
This is a serious blunder. And as it unfolds on a broader canvass, has the potential to take a whack at the self-esteem of students, undo decades of hard work by the school to deliver quality education and lead to an erosion of public confidence.
And all because the Deputy Education Minister, Chong Sin Woon, who chaired a special committee that classified schools with disciplinary and drug problems failed to do his job properly.
He mistakenly classified the Hin Hua High School, an outstanding school in my constituency of Klang, in the list.
According to the principal, Ng Swee Geok, the Ministry of Education had granted the school five-star ratings in the Standard Quality for Private Education Institution (Skips) in 2009, 2012 and 2015.
The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) passing rate of Hin Hua is 97.75% and as many as 95% of students continued with their higher education studies.
The deputy Education Minister claims that the selection of the 402 hotspot schools was based on the assessment of the schools’ disciplinary reports.
Rebuking his claims, Ng says the school never submitted such a disciplinary report in the first place.
This is not a one off case as teachers and students across the country have questioned the merit of the report, as their schools did not encounter serious disciplinary and drug problems.
The controversy has also created discontent among education groups such as the National Union of the Teaching Profession, Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia and Parent-Teacher Association.
Clearly, something has gone terribly wrong and the hotspot list is no longer credible.
The Education Ministry must therefore immediately withdraw the list and offer public apology to the identified schools.
Sin Woon should be removed as the head of the committee for his incompetence and lack of integrity for lying about Hin Hua’s disciplinary report, which doesn’t even exist.
It’s commendable that the Education Ministry is embarking on a project to ear mark troubled schools.
But the concerns shouldn’t just stop there. And more importantly, it must ensure that only deserving schools make the list.
The Education Ministry must exercise their powers cautiously and formulate relevant policies to eliminate disciplinary and drug problems in schools.
It must work with all stakeholders by establishing a district-level coordinating committee amongst school authorities, police stations, anti drug agency and non-governmental organisations to tackle this problem effectively.
Member of Parliament, Klang
Democratic Action Party
19 August 2017
School wants clarification from Education Ministry, questions how hotspots are identified
KLANG: A private school that has found itself on the Education Ministry’s list of schools with disciplinary and drug problems, wants clarification on how the 402 schools were identified.
Hin Hua High School, which is located at Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, in a statement today, said its management has fielded numerous concerned calls from parents and school alumni following news reports of the list.
Its principal Ng Swee Geok said the privately-owned institution has never submitted any disciplinary report to the ministry that would put the school on the list.
“Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon had, in response to the list released, explained that the hotspot schools were identified based on disciplinary reports submitted by the respective schools.
“Hin Hua High School has neither participated nor responded to such submission. Neither the police nor the ministry have conducted any investigations into this matter.
“We are extremely concerned about the reasons of being identified as a hotspot school,” she said in a statement, which was read out to reporters who attended a press conference at the school on Friday.
Ng said their statistics of success spoke of the school’s reputation.
The school has also attained five-star ratings in the ministry’s Standard Quality for Private Education Institution (Skips) in 2009, 2012 and 2015.
She said the school scored full marks in school discipline management, among all the grading criteria for Skips, for three rounds of evaluation consecutively.
“Hin Hua High School has also been ISO and SIRIM certified every year since 2011, and this is proof of our affirmative successful action in our education and quality control.
“Annual survey also found that parents’ satisfaction rate towards all educational implementations has been satisfactory.”
18 August 2017
List Of Malaysian Schools With Discipline And Drug Problems Goes Viral
A leaked list of national schools which the Education Ministry had identified to be trouble hotspots had been widely circulated online yesterday.
The list, detailing schools by state had first been published by New Straits Times (NST) yesterday which promptly went viral as netizens were curious whether their school was on the list.
The schools were separated into Categories 1 and 3, whereby the first was for schools with disciplinary problems while the latter includes drug problems as well.
Based on the data, Selangor has the highest number of national schools identified with Johor ranked second. Incidentally, no school in Sabah were listed.
The news soon came to the attention Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid who was understandbly upset that the list had been made public.
He said the list should not have been leaked as it would draw unwanted attention and negative perception of the schools named, China Press reports.
The Chinese daily quoted NST stating that it received the list from sources and which was verified by unnamed officials who revealed that the list was only supposed to be for the ministry and police’s internal use.
17 August 2017
Revealed: Full list of 402 Malaysian schools with disciplinary, drug issues
SHAH ALAM: The Education Ministry has identified a total of 402 schools nationwide as hotspots for disciplinary and drugs problems.
Selangor topped with 76 schools on the list, which divided the schools into two categories, namely discipline (Category 1), and discipline with drug issues (Category 3).
Education Ministry to identify schools with drug problems
SINTOK: The Education Ministry will be working closely with National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada), police and Health Ministry to address drug abuse cases in schools.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the ministry views drug problems in schools seriously and has asked all state education departments to identify schools in their areas that are facing the problem.
“We have allowed urine test to be conducted in schools to detect the problem and we also welcome Nada’s intention to closely monitor schools with such problem,” he told newsmen after attending the closing ceremony of the International Convention of Theory and Applied Counseling at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) here today.