Sekolah Menengah Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra or SMSTMFP is a premier government funded secondary boarding school (Sekolah Berasrama Penuh) in Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Established in 1973 under the Second Malaysia Plan to obey with Malaysian New Economic Policy, the school is located about 9 km northeast of the state capital Kota Bharu and about 1.5 km southeast of the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport. In 2011,the school was awarded with the High Performance School, (Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi) title, awarded to schools in Malaysia that have met stringent criteria including academic achievement, strength of alumni, international recognition, network and linkages.
It was one of the ten new residential science schools built by the Malaysian Government in the wake of the 1971 Malaysian New Economic Policy to give education with a science bias to selected pupils, predominantly Malays. Its original name was Sekolah Menengah Sains Kelantan, which means Kelantan Secondary Science School.
It officially opened in 1973 with six classes and eleven teachers, but the students had to reside in the nearby Sekolah Menengah Ismail Petra (SMIP) until the present campus was ready at the start of 1974. In 1986 the name was changed to Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Science Secondary School, named after the crown prince of Kelantan, His Royal Highness Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra.
In 2012, the school have been honored with Premier SBP title which grant itself to stand tall with other premier SBP such as MCKK, STF and STAR. For the recent PMR examination, the school managed to produced 112 students with straight A’s out of 148 (75.68%) with GPS of 1.05 and become the best in Kelantan. The students of the school bears the name Farisian.
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