Malvern College opened its new Razak Science Centre today, on the 26th January, a day after celebrating the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the school. The impressive new development was officially opened by The Honourable Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, who attended the College from 1968 – 1971 and the building is named in his honour.
The Prime Minister gave a speech at the opening and toured the campus with Headmaster Antony Clark and other senior staff. He was delighted to have lunch at his old house and to catch up with his contemporaries at Malvern. The Prime Minister was accompanied by his brother Dato’ Johari Razak, also a former pupil at Malvern (1969 – 72).
Malvern’s new science development has cutting-edge facilities and will ensure that Malvern College continues to develop the teaching of science as a critically important aspect of the curriculum. The Science Centre has been completely refurbished and a new lecture theatre has been added. The lecture theatre is named after a former head of Science John Lewis who was jointly responsible for the advent of Nuffield Science in the 1960s.
Antony Clark, Headmaster of Malvern College, said, “We are incredibly privileged to have Prime Minister Najib here to mark the opening of the Razak Science Centre and are proud to be able to count such a distinguished personality as one of our alumni. With the ever-increasing importance of science and technology in everyday life, it is vital that Malvern inspires its pupils to be great minds of the future.
We are very grateful for the generous gifts from all our donors, which made building the Razak Science Centre possible.”