Taking The Tenby Brand From Ipoh To The World

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Tenby Educare Sdn Bhd is making inroads into the private education industry in Malaysia with its fast growing Tenby brand of schools.  With integrated schools already in place in Ipoh and Penang offering both the International and Malaysian National Curriculum, this not-for-profit Perak-based enterprise recently spread its wings to the Klang Valley with the opening of a brand new 14-acre campus in Setia Eco Park.

HRH Raja Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, Crown Prince of Perak Darul Ridzuan, officially opened Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park, accompanied by Raja Puan Besar Perak, HRH Tuanku Zara Salim, recently.

In his speech, HRH Raja Nazrin described the official opening as an “occasion of significance”, as the school was the result of vision and foresight of its founder, prominent Perak entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dato’ KK Lim, now retired, and the fact that Tenby had its roots in Ipoh.

The rise of this homegrown Perak brand is inspiring and something to be proud of”, the Prince said, adding that he was pleased to hear of Tenby’s plans for further reach domestically and regionally. 

Plans are already in the pipeline for new Tenby Schools to be opened in Johor Baru in 2010 and in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2011.  A brand new Tenby campus in Ipoh is also in the offing, thus reinforcing the Tenby brand in Perak.

HRH Raja Nazrin Shah stressed the importance of pluralism being an integral part of the curriculum.  In this regard, he was impressed by Tenby’s unique advantage over other schools of its kind, in that they bring together the best traditions of Malaysian schools with the highest standards of modern International education.

“I am heartened to note that a key differentiating factor of the Tenby Schools is its philosophy of integrating not just the diverse Malaysian cultures with each other but with those of their international counterparts.

“The world has no shortage of knowledge but it could always do with more understanding”, he said.

The Crown Prince emphasised the crucial role of educators to be visionaries, motivators and mentors to raise the young to achieve their full potential.


“Educators must take up the challenge to seek out improvements and motivation in curriculum.  An education system would not be comprehensive unless it has the ability to cultivate strength of character”, he added.

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