Dated: 2009 Nov 10
The Quest for an "Eternity" - Dedicated to My Teacher: CheGu Mohd Ghazali Hanafiah

Previous Unloads:

2009 Nov 10: Dedicated to My Teacher, CheGu Ghazali Hanafiah

2009 Jul 25: A Bridge to Bayan Lepas

2009 Jul 16: UDM Maiden Degree Conferement

2009 Jul 1: The Tanjong at the Muara of Terengganu River

2008 Dec 28: The 2008 Year Event

2008 Aug 12: Kenyir Re-Visited

2008 Aug 08: Taken to the Memory Lane - UKM 1970 in 2008

2008 Jun: Bukit Besar - The Last Bastion

2008 May: An Old Man and the Sea

2008 Apr: Drifted from the Past

2007 Nov: Ke Tepian Sang Seluang Melaut

2007 Mar: Duku - The Fruit of Terengganu

2006 Oct: The Faces of Ramadan

2006 Aug: Convocation UKM #34 2006

2006 Jun: Bidong Revisited

2006 May: Kenyir, Here I Come

2005 Nov: Jalan Hale Revisited

2005 Apr: In the Backyard (and Frontyard)

2005 Jan: Seri Puteri Eventually Visited

2005 Jan: SAS Re-Revisited

2004 Jul: In the Heart of Two Cities

2004 May: Cameron Highland Revisited

2003 Nov: Reunion of Class of 66

2002 Sep: A Consequential Events from Feb 2002

2001 Dec: Digging Deep Into the Root: SKBT Revisited

2001 Jul: 29th Covocation of UKM

2000 Dec: Just An Unlucky Day

2000 Jul: A MiniReunion of Class of 66

1999 Dec: Study Tour to Taiwan

1999 Sep 23: A Week on Leave

1999 Sep: The Officiation of Smart Technology Centre, UKM

1998 Apr MOU and Launching of Chito-Chem (M) Sdn Bhd

1997 Dec: Rally Nationwide Vision

1995 Dec: SAS Revisited

1994 May: First Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium (APCCS)

1991 Aug: Study tour to Medan, Indonesia

1991 May: A Visit to Langkawi, the Land of Mahsuri

Once a teacher, a teacher for life: Dato' Mohd Ghazali Mohd Hanafiah. A teacher he was, all his active life. From 1969 early as the Assistant Head Master of Sekolah Alam Shah, Cheras Road, Kuala Lumpur. Then the Head Master, to 1970 May 31. I was in the school from 1967 Jan to 1970 Dec. Even though I was the HB 1970, we were not very close to each other then, but each of us charted and checked our own fated "devine" path. To cross again in 2008.

And deeper 2009 Nov 7-10, during his private re-visit to Terengganu to reflect on the days he was the Education Chief 1973-1975 (my end of studying years in UKM, then continued in England). He waded through with many changes in Education. One in Alam Shah in which I was his "gauntlet". Carrying the "emblem" of maximum education opportunity for the rural children. The needy and the potential especially. To be able to READ, to WRITE, and to COUNT. In their own nature of mother-tongue language.

ca 1934Born in Kg Chebong, a small village along Sungai Tembeling
Sekolah Melayu Jong Berlaboh
Sekolah Melayu Kuala Tembeling
Sekolah Melayu Teh, Jerantut
Pelbagai Sekolah Zaman Jepun
Sekolah Melayu Kg Baru, Jerantut
1947 JanClifford School, Kuala Lipis
1954 JanMalay College, Kuala Kangsar (Lower Six)
1955 SepMaktab Perguruan Melayu, Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu (Trainee Teacher)
1957 JanMaktab Perguruan Pulau Pinang, Bkt Gelugur (Trainee Teacheer)
1957 Sep 6Malay College, Kuala Kangsar (Trained Teacher)
1959 MayUniversiti Malaya (Student), Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
1963 JanMalay College, Kuala Kangsar (Graduated Teacher)
1965 DecSekolah Menengah Abdul Rahman Talib, Kuantan (Head Master 1966 Jan)
1967 JanMaktab Perguruan Bahasa, Lembah Pantai (Lecturer)
1969 JanAssistant Head Master, Sekolah Alam Shah, Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
1969 JulHead Master, Sekolah Alam Shah, Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
1970 JunDeputy Chief Education Officer of Selangor, Jabatan Pelajaran Selangor
1971 OctHead Master, Malay College, Kuala Kangsar
1973 JanChief Education Officer, Terengganu
1975 AugChief Education Officer, Negeri Sembilan
1975 NovPengetua Maktab Perguruan Bahasa, Lembah Pantai
1978 SepChief Education Officer, Perak
1985 AugDirector, Bahagian Perancangan dan Penyelidikan, Kementerian Pelajaran
1987Director, Examination Syndicate, Kementerian Pelajaran

Distilled from: Mohd Ghazali Mohd Hanafiah. 2007. Anak Kampung Balik Ke Kampung. Petaling Jaya: Prima Laswita.

Teachers Training College in Terengganu, 2009 Nov 7 Sat

Which were DTC and RTC in the early 1960's days. Especially the former which was in Pasir Panjang. [D for Daily, R perhaps for Regional]. Many teachers in Terengganu were trained here, on daily basis like a school. In the 1970's Teachers Training Colleges were augemented and restructured. DTC was relocated to a new and bigger campus. In a remote place then was unwanted wasteland in Wakaf Tengah. The hinterland of fisherman community near Mengabang Telipot. It was named Maktab Perguruan Kuala Terengganu. Then Institut Perguruan in the 2000's. And Institut Pendidikan Guru (IPG), Kampus Kuala Terengganu. Then 2008, the campus was renamed Kampus Dato' Razali Ismail.

A Guest at the Terengganu Education Expo 2009, Kuala Terengganu, Nov 8 Sun

Uninformed. The Expo was 2009 Nov 8 Sun. I informed the Education Chief of the visiting ex-Education Chief to the schools. A matter of courtesy to go into his territory. He was delighted and pleaded to have him attended to occupy the row of ex-chief right behind the guest of honour, the CM. The presence in the expo was purely a devine intervention. That apparently had made the visit to the school assisted and attended. Many who knew him that he could not know gathered to meet him after the occasion.

Hostel for the Primary School

CheGu's concern was the poor and remote children in Ulu Terengganu, Ulu Dungun, and Ulu Setiu, who had to walk far to the schools, or coasting along the river in rowing boats. That many parents conceded that not going to school was the optimal solution. Bulding the Hostel was a solution. Gathering potential children from several remote districts in a hostel of a suitable school. He managed three in the state. One for SK Tengkawang in Ulu Terengganu, SK Kuala Jengal in Ulu Dungun, and in SK Kg Buluh in Setiu. Eventually became the only primary schools in Peninsular to have the hostels.

SK Tengkawang, Ulu Terengganu, 2009 Nov 8 Sun

Pasir Nering, Ulu Terengganu, 2009 Nov 8 Sun

SK Kuala Jengal, Ulu Dungun, 2009 Nov 9 Mon

SK Kg Buluh, Ulu Setiu, 2009 Nov 10 Tue

Pasar Payang, Kuala Terengganu, 2009 Nov 10 Tue