SMK Agama Tun Ahmadshah

SMK Agama Tun Ahmadshah
Peti Surat A-235, Inanam, 88856 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Type Boarding national religious secondary school
Motto Berilmu, Beramal dan Bertaqwa
(Knowledge, Work and Pious)
Established 1988
School district Kota Kinabalu
Principal Dr. Mohd. Kassim Tusin
Staff 55
Grades Form 1 - Form 5
Number of students 440
Information Tel : 088-429050/051
Fax : 088-432336
PTA President of School Ku Othman Ku Ali

SMK Agama Tun Ahmadshah (formerly known as SMK Agama Inanam) is a religious school in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The school was established in 1988.


SMK Agama Inanam was initially a common secondary school opened on January 1, 1988, the number of teachers was 14 in the first semester and 24 in the second semester. There were 455 students, of which 184 lived in hostels. The principal at that time was Mr. Matshah Abdul Hamid. Each cohort consisted of four classes. This was later increased to 10.

At the end of 1988, there were proposals to turn the school into a religious school with the location of the proposed religious school in the district of Ranau still under construction. The department agreed to place the religious school at a strategic location that was close to the central administration.

The proposal became a reality when students from Form Five and Form Upper Six, along with 20 teachers from SMK Agama Limauan, transferred to the school on January 3, 1989. At that time, some changes in the administration occurred in exchange for the principal and two senior assistants. This school officially became a religious secondary school in Sabah. Also, the school's name changed from SMK Inanam to SMK Agama Inanam. The number of teachers and school students increased from year to year until the year 2000 when the number of teachers reached 53 while the number of students was 479.

In 2005, the Sabah MLA of Karambunai, Jainab Ahmad, was appointed as the school's ceremonial president by the school principal on that time, Idrus Abdul Rahman.

As of May 2010, the school capacity is 440 students with school sessions conducted by 42 teachers, including two DG48-grade teachers and 13 DG44-grade teachers, while the administration is conducted by 14 non-teaching staff (KTBM), which consists of an Administrative Assistant, three Hostel Supervisor, two Science Assistant (Lab), a computer technician and the rest serve as general assistants and drivers.

In 2010 also, the school's name was changed once more to SMK Agama Tun Ahmadshah to commemorate the administration of Sabah's 9th Governor, Ahmadshah Abdullah. The change of the school's name was approved on September 9, 2009 by the Malaysian Ministry of Education.

Vision and mission


The school to be a High Performance School before 2016.[2]


The school to construct and develop students' potentials to born the excellent human capital according to the philosophy of the National Islamic Secondary School (SMKA).[2]


As on 1 February 2012.

Position Name
De facto Ceremonial Head Hon. Jainab Ahmad MLA
Principal Dr. Mohd. Kassim Tusin
Assistant Principal Siti Zainab Bakar
Shariful Bahri Rahmat
(Student Affairs)
Masni Atu
(Co Curricular)

List of school principals

Principal Duration of administration
Mr. Salehuddin Hj. Mansur 1989-1992
Mr. Mohd Isa Hj. Shaari 1992-1994
Mdm. Hjh. Arpah Mohammad 1994-2004
Mr. Idrus Hj. Abdul Rahman 2004 - March 2008
Mdm. Affida Helmi January 2009 - March 2011
Dr.Hj Mohd. Kassim B. Tusin May 2011 - now


The names of the classes change every three years for the junior form and every two years for the senior form.

Junior Form

Turning (every three years) Classes name
First turning
  • Ibnu Abbas
  • Ibnu Jarir
  • Ibnu Majah
  • Ibnu Umar
  • Ibnu Qayyim (opened on 5th March 2013)
Second turning
  • Siti Aisyah
  • Siti Fatimah
  • Siti Hajar
  • Siti Khadijah (closed)
Third turning
  • Syafie
  • Maliki
  • Hanafi
  • Hambali

Senior Form

Turning (every two years) Classes name
First turning
  • Al-Khawarizmi (Science Stream 1)
  • Al-Farabi (Science Stream 2)
  • Al-Biruni (Accounting Stream 1)
  • Al-Qurtubi (Accounting Stream 2)
Second turning
  • Ibnu Sina (Science Stream 1)
  • Ibnu Rusyd (Science Stream 2)
  • Ibnu Khaldun (Accounting Stream 1)
  • Ibnu Taimiyyah (Accounting Stream 2 - closed)


External links

  • The official school website

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