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SMK. MEROTAI BESAR TAWAU
SMK. MEROTAI BESAR TAWAU

PETI SURAT NO. 272,
91007 TAWAU, SABAH, MALAYSIA.
TEL : 089-902773 FAX : 089-902824
SMK Merotai Besar
PETI SURAT 272 Tawau Sabah 91007 Malaysia
Tel: 089-902773 089-902824


SMK. MEROTAI BESAR TAWAU
SMK. MEROTAI BESAR TAWAU

SMK Merotai Besar, Tawau was established in 1980 on the recommendation of the Ministry of Education to provide schooling opportunities for students in remote areas.

When the school was started in there were only 106 students and four teachers including principals. These students come from four primary schools around Merotai Besar areas : SK. Merotai Besar, SRK. Merotai Kecil, SRK. Kuala Merotai and SRK. Tiger.

When it was established, the school  borrow the buildings of SK. Merotai Besar and run school sessions in the afternoon. In early 1981, a survey was conducted by the Ministry of Education to build its own school building.

The present school building started building in 1982. The construction included two blocks of two-storey school buildings, three blocks of teachers' residence flats, one block of 4 units workers houses, one principal's house, a school field and a basketball court.

By April 1984, the school building had begun to be used.

1985 the number of students has increased and the number at that time was 325 students and 17 teachers. At that time classes were open only from form 1 to form 3 only.

In 1985, school hostel  opened and a total of 125 students were selected to stay in the hostel. These students come from settlements far from Merotai Besar, namely Luasong, Kalabakan, Brumas, and Wallace Bay.

In 1986, a water filter plant was opened specifically for this school to overcome the problem of water resources. In this same year, SMK Merotai Besar opened a form 4 Aliran Sastera class.




Principals of SMK Merotai Besar:

1980-1981: Mr. Ismail Sulaiman
1981-1984: Mr. Zainuddin Johari
1985-1988: Mr. Kalazen Rabeka
1989-1991: Pn. Sadiah Ibrahim
1992-1996: Mr. Ismail Sulaiman
1996-1998: Pn. Hjh Hapsah Ismail
1999-2000: Mr. Lean Tek Beng
2000-2005: Mr. Hj Mahamad Hj. Abdullah
2005-2007: Pn. Hjh Arpah A. Kadir
2008-2013: Pn. Jamirah Rahmad
2013- present : Mr. Abdul Rahman Kannan Abdullah



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