WHERE ARE WE?
Yu Hua National Type
Secondary School is located in the town
of Kajang. Kajang is a cosmopolitan and
in a certain way a metropolis situated
in the State of Selangor, which
is one of the 14 states in
(Colored in Brown in the map)
The town has been growing rapidly,
especially after the growth of
Malaysia’s new administrative centre,
Putrajaya and our country’s very own
cyber city, Cyberjaya, owing to the
town’s central location.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Our school has a rich
and vibrant history which dates back to
the 1910s. Before 1917, it was a very
small Chinese school named Boon Hua
which was attached to the Merchant Club
of Main Street, Kajang. As the number of
pupils increased, it then shifted to two
shop houses in Nos.2 & 4, Sulaiman
Street and officially became an
independent school - the former body of
Yu Hua School.
When Boon Hua was
officially founded, its first chairman,
Mr. Low Ti Kok and the headmaster, Mr.
Tan Yi Hoh, applied for a piece of land
as site for the permanent school
building. With invaluable help of the
committee members, the new school
building was completed in 1918 along
Jalan Low Ti Kok; and, was then renamed
Yu Hua School. The new building was
occupied in 1919.
Mr. Low Ti Kok held
post as chairman for ten years until
1926, when, due to his health, Mr. Chen
Foot, succeeded him as chairman. During
the period Messrs. Fong Tse Tong, Leong Kee Kah and Seow Sau Chew were the
headmasters. In 1929, Mr. Low Yuk Lai
was elected chairman and five classrooms
were added to cope with the increase in
the number of pupils seeking admission
into the school. It was then that the
Junior Middle Course was first
introduced. Mr. Lim Seng Chee was
appointed headmaster. He came from China
accompanied by several prominent
teachers. As a result, the school became
bigger and more well-known.
In 1930, Mr. Low Khee
Hwa took over the chairman of the school
committee with Mr. Koh Hoe Tee as
headmaster. Five classrooms were again
erected in 1934, and a student's hostel
was obtained to accommodate the
outstation pupils who were attracted by
the name of the school.
In 1935, Mr. Low Yuk
Lai was again elected chairman while Mr.
Low Khee Hwa held the post of supervisor
with the same headmaster, Mr. Koh Hoe
Tee. The school committee found that
there were no more land for expansion
and so funds were raised to buy the
piece of land adjoining the school,
planning an overall expansion.
Unfortunately the Second World War
started. The school was occupied by the
Japanese Army and the equipments were
It was in 1946 that
the school re-opened. Mr. Ng Bow Thai
was elected chairman with Mr. Low Khee
Hwa as supervisor and Mr. Chen Pak Mo as
acting headmaster. It was not until
1954, that another school extension
comprising five classrooms was added. At
the same time, the Junior Middle Course
was re-started and Mr. Kong Ying Chai
was appointed headmaster. In 1955, Mr.
Lee Kee succeeded as headmaster. Later,
a School Building Committee headed by
Mr. Low Nan Fui was set up to raise the
building fund and towards the end of
1957 a two storey building and a row of
five rooms were ready for use in 1958.
Under a new Education
Policy after Merdeka, the school was, in
1958, separated into two, i.e. Yu Hua
Middle School and Yu Hua Primary School.
Mr. Ng Bow Thai and Mr. Low Khee Hwa
became the chairman respectively, while
Mr. Lee Kee and Mr. Ong Yew Chai held
the posts of headmasters. It can be said
that the school had entered a new stage
since its founding 40 years ago. Until
1961, when Mr. Low Nan Fui succeeds as
chairman of Yu Hua Primary School, the
other top offices remained unchanged.
In 1962, the Middle
School was converted into a National
Type Secondary School. Mr. Ng Bow Thai
continued to be the chairman while Mr.
Gan Kim Pow became the headmaster.
Enrolment increased rapidly. Within a
few years the school doubled in size. In
1965 the school had its first Senior
Class. This can be regarded as a
milestone in the history of the school.
The dream of a school
library was eventually realized in the
middle of 1965. The new building
consists of a laboratory and a
preparation room on the ground floor
with the library upstairs. This building
is now known as the North Wing I Annexe.
Today, Yu Hua
National Type Secondary School is one of
the most prominent schools in Kajang
with an ever-increasing enrolment. With
a teaching force of 127 and a student
population of nearly 3000, Yu Hua has
always and will always continue to
provide the community with quality
education in accordance to the Ministry
of Education’s guidelines regardless of
race, colour or religion.