- Sekolah Menengah Teknik Kuala Lumpur
Infobox Secondary school
name = Sekolah Menengah Teknik Kuala Lumpur
motto = "Bertugas Hidup Berjasa"
established = 1926
type = Government-aided semi-boarding secondary school
principal = Tn.Hj.Shamsudin b Hj. Mohd Nor
PTA Chairman =
enrollment = 880 (650 hostel student)
grades = Fourth form to Fifth form
free_label_1 = Abbreviation
free_1 = TIKL
Yellow, Redand White
Location = Jalan Yaacob Latiff (Jalan Tenteram) Kuala Lumpur
city = Bandar Tun Razak
state = Federal Territory
country = MAS
website = http://www.smtkl.edu.my/
Sekolah Menengah Teknik (Cheras) Kuala Lumpur, or "Technical Institute Kuala Lumpur" (TIKL), is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur and is arguably the oldest technical school in Malaysia. It is considered to be one the best technical schools in the country.
The early establishment of TIKL can be traced as early in 1926. In 1927, "The Federated Malay State Government Trade School" was created after the
Federated Malay Statesgovernment felt that they had to train skilled workers in technical fields. The first site for the school was located at Jalan Kolam Air and only had 7 staff. In 1946, the school changed its name to "Junior Technical Trade School" with classes of 80 students.
Its name was changed again to "Technical Institute" after the Report of the Education Committee in 1956 (known as 'Penyata Razak') which also suggested that the school transform into a full secondary school which offered its students basic technical skill for the Lower Certificate of Education (LCE) holders. Finally in 1962, the school changed its name to Sekolah Menengah Teknik Kuala Lumpur.
In 1967 TIKL moved out from Jalan Kolam Air to Jalan Tenteram (now known as Jalan Yaacob Latiff), Bandar Tun Razak. Other renowned institutions located along this road are Sekolah Menengah Sains Alam Shah (previously 'Sekolah Alam Shah' which was then moved to Putrajaya and changed its name to Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah') and [http://www.smssonline.page.tl Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor] .
"Bertugas Hidup Berjasa"
Cita-cita tinggi menjulang
Menyokong hasrat ibu pertiwi
Membina Malaysia kita
Aman makmur dan harmoni
Oh sekolah yang ku cintai
SMT Kuala Lumpur
Semoga kita sama berjaya
Membangun negara kita
Oh sekolah yang berbakti
Memimpin kita capai cita
Marilah kita bersama mara
Menuju arah jaya
Bertugas Hidup Berjaya
Kami, Warga Sekolah Menengah Teknik Kuala Lumpur,
Sebagai Rakyat Malaysia,
Dengan Penuh Kesedaran Dan Kesyukuran,
Membuat Ikrar Akan Sentiasa Memberi Serta Menumpukan,
Taat Setia Yang Tidak Berbelah Bagi Kepada Negara Malaysia Yang Kami Cintai
Kami Berikrar Akan Sentiasa Menjunjung Prinsip-Prinsip
Rukun NegaraPada Setiap Masa.
There are four main courses in this school
* (Civil Engineering Studies)
* (Electrical and Electronic Engineering Studies)
* (Mechanical Engineering Studies)
In co-curriculum activities, TIKL Fire and Rescue Cadet held #1 ranking in Kuala Lumpur and represented Kuala Lumpur in the National Level of Fire and Rescue Cadet Camping 2007 held at Malacca.
TIKL was runner-up of best technical school in Malaysia in 2006.
TIKL was chosen as Sekolah Harapan Negara by Ministry Education of Malaysia.
TIKL Tae Kwon Do team which was trained by Master Bala and lead by Kalai Ganes and Rashad won 5 gold medals in MSSKL and got 2nd in boys U-17. This was the best achievement of TIKL Tae Kwon Do team since it was started. Kalai contributed the 1st gold medal through boys U-17 weltherweight category and the last medal was won by Rurynee through Girls U-17 light weight category.
Youth Cadet of TIKL (Kadet Remaja Sekolah) is also one of the best youth cadet in Kuala Lumpur. Nasyid Team of this school is one of outstanding nasyid team in Kuala Lumpur always gave great performance in all of their show emphasizing the Percussion Team that comprises Conga, Yankee, Bongo, Shaker, and Tambourine. The unforgettable tamborine player among the students and nasyid teams in Kuala Lumpur was the Tambourine Player of 2003. Four student of this school was selected to represent Malaysia in Eco Youth Camp held at Thailand.
In 1988, a student was killed in a 'ragging' culture among the students called "Approval Ceremony" which new students would get their "Registered Name" from their seniors. The student that died only known as Arwah Hishamuddin. He died after the complication from the ceremony by his fellow batch. Six were charged and some were sentenced to the Henry Gurney (Juvenile Correctional School). It was believed that the ceremony started since 1981 but no action was taken from the school administrator which led to the tragedy. Later the tragedy was documented in film by the local media TV3 titled "Tirai Besi".
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