Tengku Abdullah Science School
Located on the shoulder road of Raub-Lipis KM 6, Sekolah Menengah Sains Tengku Abdullah was first fully developed in 1982 in an area of 17 hectares of rubber plantations and enrolled its first 280 students in early 1983.
“Due to it being one of the largest boarding schools in Malaysia, it is never hard to spot the unique building in Raub. “
The school’s renaming was made in tribute to His Majesty Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Riayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, son of the Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang and Tengku Ampuan Afzan on 4th July 1989.
“Up until now, the students take pride in the name of His Majesty and continue to create success in terms of academic and co-curricular aspects.”
SEMESTA’s first principal was Mr. Abdul Rahim bin Mohammad, who served until the end of 1986. Since 1982, the school has been led by 16 high calibre principals.
SEMESTA was then awarded the Clustered School of Excellence title in 2010 and subsequently became a High Performing School in 2011 for the 2nd Cohort (a prestigious title awarded to schools in Malaysia that have ethos, character, and a unique identity to excel in all aspects of education). The school is also mainly specialised in cricket and seen actively in STEM.