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Prestigious high school for gifted kids to open

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 14 2009   /  02:21 pm

Jakarta will soon accommodate 800 of the smartest kids in town at an elite bilingual boarding school for students with IQs higher than 120. Head of The Jakarta Education Agency Taufik Yudi Mulyanto said Friday that students would be able to enroll in July this year at an open house of the newly built school. Governor Fauzi Bowo is scheduled to launch the city-funded school, SMA Negeri Unggulan Muhammad Husni Thamrin, in July. "Mohammad Husni Thamrin is Jakarta's own national hero who fought the colonial rule using diplomacy. And we know that diplomacy is a show of intelligence," Taufik said. The school is part of the Education Ministry's program to establish an elite school in every province. The idea was introduced by Education Minister Bambang Soedibyo. Students have to have IQs over 120, be proficient in English score higher than 80 percent on a math, biology...