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Exam dates rescheduled

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry has rescheduled centralised and other major examinations following the extension of the movement control order until April 14.

For the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exam dates, the written portion will now be conducted in one phase from Nov 16 to Dec 7.

Originally, the first phase was to start from Oct 5-14 while the second phase was from Nov 2-19.

The Form Three Assessment (PT3) which is scheduled for Sept 28 to Oct 6 will see the Bahasa Malaysia and English Language papers held on Sept 28 and Sept 29 respectively.

However, the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination dates remained unchanged, said the ministry in a statement.

The Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Semester 2 examination which was initially scheduled for early May has been postponed to Nov 18,19,23 and 24 while the Semester 3 examination will take place as scheduled on Nov 3,4, 5,9 and 10.

The Semester 2 examination was rescheduled to give ample time for schools to manage the remaining second semester.

Separately, all public institutions of higher education (IPTA) must begin the second semester for the current academic year between April 27 and June 1.

The Higher Education Ministry said the decision was made following the extension of the MCO.

“The decision was made after an in-depth discussion with representatives from all IPTAs and private higher education institutions (IPTS) and taking into consideration several factors, ” it said in a statement.

The ministry said among the factors were the latest MCO period and directives regarding Covid-19, students’ safety and welfare, and the Hari Raya holidays which would start on May 24.

The ministry added that it had considered the readiness of higher education institutions to implement teaching and learning using a variety of methods, including online learning, and also the need to end the current semester and begin the new 2020/2021 academic year.

“The first semester of the new academic year is expected to begin in mid-October 2020, ” it said, adding that IPTS were free to choose their own dates based on their own academic calendars and taking into account the above factors.

“Based on this, IPTAs need to manage the return of their students to the campus and take into account the above factors.”

Read more @ https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/29/exam-dates-rescheduled

STPM 2019: Pencapaian SMK Muhibbah meningkat

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

SANDAKAN: Pencapaian SMK Muhibbah dalam peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) bagi tahun 2019 meningkat berbanding dengan tahun 2018.

Ia berikutan keputusan STPM tahun lepas menyaksikan 100 peratus kelulusan dan seorang pelajarnya telah mendapat Purata Nilai Gred Kumulatif (PNGK) 4.00 manakala tiga lagi pelajar mendapat PNGK 3.92.

Sementara 23 pelajar juga turut mendapat PNGK 3.00 dan ke atas.

Dalam pada itu, Gred Purata Sekolah (GPS) STPM 2019 meningkat 0.02 berbanding GPS STPM 2018. SMK Muhibbah tersenarai dalam kategori ke – 3 bagi bilangan calon 100 dan ke atas dalam senarai 10 sekolah terbaik di Sabah.

Pencapaian SMK Muhibbah ini diumumkan pada satu Majlis Penyampaian Keputusan STPM 2019 yang telah diadakan di Dewan Terbuka sekolah itu, kelmarin.

Sementara itu, Kolej Tingkatan 6 Datuk Pengiran Galpam Sandakan sekali lagi mencatat sejarah kecemerlangan dalam keputusan STPM 2019 yang diumumkan kelmarin.

GPS menunjukkan sedikit kenaikan sebanyak 0.08 iaitu 2.73 pada tahun 2019 berbanding dengan 2.65 pada tahun 2018.

Peratus lulus keseluruhan pada tahun 2019 adalah sebanyak 98.8 peratus berbanding dengan 99.2 peratus tahun 2018.

Seramai 93 calon daripada 257 calon telah mendapat PNGK sekurang-kurangnya 3.00.

Bilangan tersebut menunjukkan peningkatan seramai 7 orang berbanding dengan tahun 2018 (85 orang). Tiga pelajar aliran Kemanusiaan mencapai keputusan cemerlang dengan pencapaian PNGK 4.00.

Mereka ialah Mohd Alfian Alam, Muhammad Kurniawan Abdul Hamid dan Meharaj Jagubar. Mata pelajaran yang diambil termasuklah Pengajian Am, Sejarah, Geografi dan Ekonomi.

Selain itu, tiga pelajar terbaik Aliran Sains ialah Ko Yu Yun dengan PNGK 3.75 (2A, 1A-, 1B+) dan Alexander Yapp Cheng Hao serta Siew Sui Siong dengan masing-masing memperoleh pencapaian PNGK 3.67 (1A, 2A-, 1B+) dan 3.67 (2A, 2B+).

Pengetua Kolej berkenaan, Haji Hussein Abdul Manaf merakamkan setinggi-tinggi tahniah dan syabas kepada semua calon STPM 2019 kerana telah berjaya memperoleh keputusan yang cemerlang dan tidak dilupa kepada semua pensyarah yang telah bertungkus-lumus dalam membantu pelajar membuat persediaan bagi menghadapi peperiksaan.

“Selaku Kolej Tingkatan 6, pihak kolej telah merangka dan menjalankan pelbagai program bagi memperkasa dan mengukuhkan pemahaman pelajar terhadap silibus yang diajar.

“Antaranya, program Mentor-mentee, Modul Mata Pelajarandan Kolokium Mata Pelajaran. Tanpa komitmen semua pihak termasuk ibu bapa, sudah pasti kecemerlangan pada hari ini tidak dapat dikecapi.

“Oleh itu, pihak kolej mengharapkan agar keputusan pada tahun 2019 menjadi pemangkin untuk kecemerlangan pada masa hadapan,” kata Hussein.

by ROZZALIN HASHIM.

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STPM: 67 Sabah schools score 100pc passing rate

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

TUARAN:  SMK Kota Klias, Beaufort achieved the highest School Average (GPS) in Sabah, with its students scoring a 100 per cent passing rate in the 2019 STPM examinations.

It is among 67 schools in the State that achieved a 100 per cent passing rate.

The rating is divided into three categories based on the number of registered candidates in each school – (1) one to 49 candidates, (2) 50 to 99 candidates and (3) 100 candidates and above.

State Education Director Mistirine Radin said a total of 7,036 candidates sat for the 2019 STPM examinations compared to 6,782 in 2018.

“Of these, 6,956 candidates or 98.86 per cent achieved full passing rate in 2019 compared to 6,705 candidates or 98.78 per cent in 2018.

“This means that the passing rate of schools in Sabah shows a 0.07 per cent increase,” she said when met by reporters at SMK Tamparuli Hall, here, Tuesday, where the STPM results for the State were announced.

She also said the Cumulative Average Grade (GNI) in Sabah showed a decrease of 0.02 of 2.67 in 2019 compared to 2.69 in 2018.

“For the District Education Office (PPD)’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA), 12 PPDs surpassed the State CGPA (2.67) out of 24 PPDs in Sabah.

“The PPDs showing the highest GNI were from Kunak (2.67), Semporna (2.82), Tuaran (2.82), Tawau (2.81), Penampang (2.80), Sandakan (2.77), Beluran (2.76), Beaufort (2.73), Lahad Datu (2.73), Sipitang (2.69), Kudat (2.68) and Papar (2.68),” she said.

At the event, a total of 51 candidates who took the STPM examination in 2019 achieved a CGPA of 4.0. Also present was Education and Innovation Assistant Minister Jennifer Lasimbang

Meanwhile, one of the CGPA 4.0 achievers, Nurhardia Adlina Raymie, 20, from SMK Putatan Penampang, was thrilled to receive the excellent results and shared her learning methods.

“At home, I just focus on revising and while at school, I study in groups. My friends and I are not shy to ask each other questions and we are also always asking our teachers questions,” she said.

She added that the school holds night classes and as well as extra classes on Saturdays.

By: R Gonzales.

Read more @ http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news/147756/stpm-67-sabah-schools-score-100pc-passing-rate/

STPM results on Tuesday

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

THE 2019 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination results will be announced on Tuesday.

The Malaysian Examinations Council, in a statement, said candidates would be able to get their results at their respective schools starting from noon, while private candidates will receive theirs through the post.

“Candidates can also check the results via the short messaging system (SMS) by typing STPM RESULT space identity card number and sending to 15888.

“They can also check online by surfing the council’s portal at http://www.mpm.edu.my from noon on the day,” the statement said.

Last year, 44,823 candidates sat for the exam at 652 examination centres nationwide.

They comprised 44,501 or 99.28 percent government school candidates, 167 (0.37 percent) from private schools, 128 (0.29 percent) private candidates and 27 (0.06 percent) state government candidates.

by Bernama.

Read more @ https://www.thestar.com.my/news/education/2020/02/23/stpm-results-on-tuesday

Form Four elective subjects: Subject packages instead based on interests and capabilities

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Education deputy director-general Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim.

KUALA LUMPUR: Form Four students will not be allowed to choose elective subjects solely at their whims and fancies.

Education Ministry deputy director-general (policy and curriculum) Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim (pic) said instead they will be given subject packages which cater to their interests and capabilities.

“It is not totally open and flexible,” she said during a briefing on the new subject package options for Form Four students.

This new system will come into effect in 2020, affecting this year’s Form Three students.

She said the new packages will allow students to pick up to five elective subjects and mix between the subjects.

Habibah added that there are two main packages – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and literature and humanities.

She also said the subject packages offered to students will depend on the capabilities, availability, suitability (facilities/infrastructure), as well as consideration of each school.

There had been a lot of confusion among the public when Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik announced that Form Four students will no longer be streamed into Science and Arts last month.

Stakeholders were questioning how this would be implemented with many worrying about how it will affect students’ chances of pursuing their tertiary studies.

Entry requirements to higher education institutions are based on certain subject combinations.

By REBECCA RAJAENDRAM
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@ https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/11/26/form-four-elective-subjects-subject-packages-instead-based-on-interests-and-capabilities#VtAl3zGatBABm7xf.99

Being in arts, science stream doesn’t define our future

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
SPM students getting ready for their exam in Seremban. FILE PIC

SIJIL Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia examinations start this month.

SPM is seen by many as the key factor in one’s future. The SPM papers are based on either science and arts stream. For some reason, some of us were put into the science stream and others, the arts.

There are students who fight their way into the science stream in the belief that it would bring them pride and respect from others, whereas the arts are seen as for those who were weak in their studies.

This perception is worsened by parents who believe this myth.

I was interested in physics and chemistry, which drove me to become a science student.

Students should see things from a different point of view and rebuke claims saying science is for top students, whereas the arts are for those who lag in their studies. After all, you do not need Biology or Add Maths to be a lawyer.

There are many people from the arts stream who excelled in school and their success has shaped them into wonderful individuals.

Nobody should be defined in such a way in the education system.

In this sense, the proposal by the government to abolish streaming should be well received.

Some parents should drop the mindset that being a straight A student will guarantee a bright future for their child, as other factors come into consideration.

There are many people who did not excel in school but became successful in life.

For example, Datuk Lat, who mentioned that he wasn’t a bright student, but succeeded through storytelling using drawings. He was also an arts student.

Let us wait and see what it is like for the new generation of students to be streamless.

By Gregory Kong.

Read more @ https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/11/534679/being-arts-science-stream-doesnt-define-our-future

Merging STPM and matriculation: What are the questions that matter?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

WRITINGS about Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik tend to be quite polarised – some strongly negative, and some strongly positive or defensive.

As usual, the truth is somewhere in between. As with all leaders and politicians, our assessment should be objective, crediting good work, and offering constructive criticism for potential missteps.

Those with a somewhat one-sided view of Maszlee, but are still open minded, may find a recent interview he did to be insightful.

The interview in no way suggests that he is perfect or flawless, but the man does come across as someone who has the right attitude towards criticism, and whose passion for improving education is genuine.

To this end, perhaps the more we discuss concrete ideas about education – rather than engage in political polemics – the more we can help bring about the type of education the nation needs.

With this in mind, we can take a look at the latest developments in the STPM-matriculation debate.

The most interesting proposal on the table seems to be the one to merge both STPM and matriculation syllabi. In principle, this seems to be a step in the right direction.

This view is informed by the idea that there should be some standardisation and streamlining of the primary government-run route/s into public universities.

Having a single syllabus and set of standards will in principle level the playing field, and ensure a good level of consistency with regard to the requirements for entry into public university.

Such fairness is a significant and important step towards the meritocracy that so many understandably crave.

The STPM has long been known for having extremely high academic standards (though some say it is focused too much on rote learning). Even since my own school days half a lifetime ago, it had the reputation of being much harder than comparable international programmes such as the British A-Levels.

The perception seemed to be that  the STPM was the route taken most often by very smart students who could not afford private pre-university education, which in turn allowed easier access to an expensive private or overseas tertiary education.

Many of us were in awe of those who could do well in the STPM, even as most of them who achieved high scores but could not get some sort of scholarship ended up attending universities that were sometimes not considered as prestigious as overseas ones.

It is an open question as to whether the STPM needs to be as academically challenging as it is.

There is of course some sentimental value as to knowing that Malaysia’s public pre-university course has extremely high academic standards.

That said, some streamlining towards the standards of more established international educational systems would appear to be practical. After all, there seems little sense in a course being difficult merely for the sake of being difficult.

If the STPM and matriculation are merged, the new course should obviously not be too easy. Students must be fully prepared for the rigorousness of a proper tertiary education. The target should be a reasonable, well thought out medium, in line with contemporary international standards.

Maszlee also spoke of addressing the inequality of matriculation admissions, which is of course what started this entire debate.

Needless to say, having a 90% quota reserved for one ethnic group is highly controversial, and understandably so.

Moving forward, the oft repeated suggestion that any quota (if indeed one is necessary) should be based on financial need rather than on an ethnic basis, should be taken strongly into consideration.

I think if it turns out that not just 90% but 99% of students who end up qualifying under this quota based on financial need end up being from a single ethnic group, it would still feel more just than an ethnic based quota.

The most well thought out and nuanced piece I’ve read on the subject of designing (potentially segmented) quotas based on fair principles thus far was written by scholar Lee Hwok Aun.

His article details a number of different possible approaches, anchored on “principles of fairness and justice”, without being informed unduly by ethnopolitical concerns.

Maszlee – known for his willingness to engage his critics – recently extended an invitation to Umno vice president Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin, who had (predictably) criticised Mazlee for being influenced by DAP Perak Youth chief Howard Lee.

Maszlee’s praise for the latter is of course well intentioned, but perhaps needn’t have been so public, as some people will politicise everything.

Again, Maszlee’s willingness to engage directly with critics like Khaled is in principle praiseworthy. It speaks to a brand of politics that is more open minded and dignified than what we’ve generally come to expect.

That said, this process of engagement must also be strategic. For one, it might not be best to hint that the best way to get a private invite to see the Education Minister (who should be a very busy man), is to write a scathing article about him in the press.

There’s nothing wrong with scathing articles and engaging with their authors, but one does not need to spend too much resources re-emphasising time and again that one is a magnanimous fellow who is open to talking to critics.

For one thing, given limited time and resources, this may detract from meetings with other people who are more eager to engage positively and have more constructive suggestions.

It is worth noting that Lee and Khaled are both politicians. Again, there’s nothing wrong with engaging with them – especially if one has all the time in the world.

But if one does not, it may help Maslzee’s cause to show how he is also meeting with actual experts, educationists and stakeholders – people who may otherwise feel like they are being ignored and thrown around like a football in a field full of politicians whose interests are less in education, and more in making political hay.

I believe Maszlee has the right intentions. Realising those intentions will likely become easier the more he visibly shows that he is focusing on the truly substantial questions with regards to Malaysian education.

By Nathaniel Tan
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https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/all-the-pieces-matter/2019/06/04/merging-stpm-and-matriculation-what-are-the-questions-that-matter/#Ps1fXjqOwqYfDo83.99

What is Form Six?

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Form Six classes have started. Orientation programmes are going on. Students who have been offered places in Form Six are requested to register as early as possible in the respective schools.

Many out there are still undecided whether to do Form Six or not. For their benefit let us look at Form Six this week.

Students who have completed upper secondary education and SPM Examination are eligible to do Form Six, if they meet the general and specific terms for the respective streams for 3 terms.

There are two streams offered in Form Six education which are Social Science and Science.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The general requirement for entry into Form Six is pass SPM examination with credit in Bahasa Malaysia.

For students to qualify entry into the Social Science stream, the number of units for three best subjects must not exceed 12, as for entry into the Science stream, this number must not exceed 18 units while for entry into Religious Studies, it must not exceed 14 units.

All applications can be made online and candidates who do not get an offer can appeal to the respective State Education Departments.

DURATION OF STUDY

a. Term 1:  May to November

26 weeks including

Teaching and Learning

Coursework (for certain subjects)

Term 1 Examination (P1)

b. Term 2:  January to May

20 weeks including

Learning and Teaching

Coursework (for certain subjects)

Term 2 Examination (P2)

c. Term 3:  May to November

26 weeks including

Learning and Teaching

Coursework (for certain subjects)

Term 3 Examination (P3), Repeat Examination 1 (U1), and Repeat Examination 2 (U2)

Contents of the curriculum are divided into 3 sections according to grouping of topics or according to the suitability of the respective fields of study to accommodate the three terms namely, P1, P2 and P3 for a duration of the 1 ½ years course.

FORM SIX CENTRES

Form Six Centres Are Divided Into Three Modes:

Mode1: Schools with at least 12 classes of Form Six students only and the students are taught specifically by Form Six teachers who are appointed by MOE.

MODE 2: Schools with at least 12 classes of Form Six operating as part of the mainstream schools having their own block of classes or buildings. MODE 2 centres are under the administration of the mainstream Principal and the Form Six Administrative Assistant.

MODE 3: Schools with less than 12 classes or are located in the rural area, with no hostel facilities or public transportation and operate within the mainstream schools.

FORM SIX CURRICULUM

A total of 22 subjects are offered in the new assessment system of STPM.

However, the students could only select four or five subjects, including Pengajian Am which is a compulsory subject.

MUET is also a compulsory subject for all STPM students.

Subjects

General Studies

Malay Language

Chinese Language

Tamil Language

Arabic Language

Literature in English

Communicative Malay Literature

Syariah

Usuluddin

History

Geography

Economy

Business study

Accounting

Mathematics (M)

Mathematics (T)

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Sports Science

Visual Arts

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

It is compulsory for all Form Six students to be involved in the co-curricular activities.

10 per cent of the marks awarded will be based on the two highest marks obtained in the following areas:

Clubs/societies

Sports/games

Uniform bodies

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is conducted through term end centralised examination (weightage 60 per cent – 80 per cent) and coursework (weightage 20 per cent – 40 per cent). The percentage of weightage differs according to subject.

Students must sit for the term end centralised examinations P1, P2 and P3. Students are also required to do coursework.

Students will receive their examination results every term.

They can improve their P1 and P2 results by sitting for U1 and/or U2 examinations. Students must also complete the coursework.

The assessment and examination results of the students are based on the results they obtained in all three terms.

The overall STPM examination results are the best cumulative results of the 3 terms as follows:

Best Result [(P1 or U1) + (P2 or U2) +P3 + coursework]

FEES

Examination fees for four or/and five subjects are waived for all government schools and government aided school candidates with the exception of private school candidates and private candidates.

Career Information

If you are selected for Form Six, you are very fortunate.

Do you know Form Six is Free. If you do any other Pre-U you need between RM 12,000 – 40,000.

Again you cannot apply for any PTPTN loan. Which means that you need to pay with your own funds. Give it a good thought !

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STPM globally recognised

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

IF you’re aged 15 and above, the Malaysian Examination Council wants to help identify your aptitude and competency.

Career Prospects, or Prospek Kerjaya (PK), is a new psychometric test the council is encouraging students to take.

Council chairman Prof Datuk Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said the test available on www.mpm.edu.my could help students choose the right career path as it allows them to get to know themselves better.

“The unique thing about this test is that it can suggest the appropriate field of study for the career that’s suited to you.

He was speaking during the announcement of the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) results in Seri Kembangan on Monday.

A total of 42,849 candidates – more than half of which were girls- sat for the exam nationwide.

Compared to 2017, the overall performance of candidates was better, said Prof Zul Azhar who is Universiti Malaysia Perlis vice-chancellor.

In the 2018 STPM exam, 74%, or 31,741 candidates, achieved full passes in five and four subjects, compared to 72% in the year before.

The most number of As – 3,568, came from the General Paper.

This was followed by Bahasa Melayu with 4,585 candidates getting the top grade. The third highest number of As were in History with 1,941 scorers.

He said the STPM’s standard is recognised by Cambridge Assessment International Education, a non-profit organisation from the United Kingdom.

“We collaborate closely with Cambridge Assessment to ensure that our exam is on par with its globally-recognised GCE Advanced Level certification.

“The council also makes sure that the STPM and the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) is run according to the internationally recognised ISO quality management standard.

“MUET has also been aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) so the standard is the same as English language proficiency tests conducted in other countries,” he said.

He added that the council plans to enhance its collaboration with the United States’ International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA).

By Christina Chin
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https://www.thestar.com.my/news/education/2019/03/17/stpm-globally-recognised/#FyzkW0fKzoQ8HJE3.99

Sabah chalks up best STPM record yet

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

BEAUFORT: Sabah has attained its best Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) record with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.69 in the 2018 examination.

It marked an increase of 0.03 compared to 2.66 in 2017.

Sabah Education Director Mistirine Radin said a total of 6,705 candidates (98.79 per cent) attained full passes which was a 0.24 per cent increase from 6,515 candidates (98.55 per cent) in 2017.

Last year’s examination which was held at 99 centres across Sabah saw 6,787 candidates, an addition of 176 candidates from 6,611 in 2017.

Speaking during the STPM announcement here Monday, she noted that the State’s CGPA recorded a 0.17 gap with the national CGPA of 2.86.

Out of 24 district education offices (PPD) in Sabah, she said 14 managed to attain the State’s CGPA with Kunak PPD achieving 2.99, exceeding the national CGPA.

“The number of candidates attaining 5P’s in 2018 increased to 282 (4.16 per cent) compared to 217 (3.28 per cent) in 2017 while students who scored 4P’s escalated from 4,344 (65.71 per cent) in 2017 to 4,556 (67.17 per cent) last year.

“Overall, the passing percentage increased from 98.55 per cent to 98.79 per cent and while one student failed in 2017, no candidate failed in last year’s STPM,” she said.

She added that improvements in performance were also seen in 12 subjects out of 21 offered.

They were Pengajian Am with 88.48 per cent passes, Bahasa Melayu (89.00), Bahasa Cina (84.62), Syariah (95.00), Usuluddin (93.27), Geography (86.91), Pengajian Perniagaan (82.02), Mathematics (48.43), ICT (95.59), Physics (69.73) Chemistry (68.13), and Visual Arts (98.05).

Out of 99 schools, 61 attained a 100 per cent passes, an increase from 59 schools in 2017.

Under Category 1 (1-49 candidates), 28 schools achieved the 100 per cent passes including SMK Merotai Besar, SMK Kunak Jaya, SMKUsukan, SMK Kota Klias, SMK Gadong, SMK Agama Mohd Ali, SMKAKota Kinabalu, SMK Kunak, SMK Segama, SMK Pekan Kuala Penyu, SMK Umas Umas, SMK Madai Kunak, SMK Kuala Penyu, and SMKAgama Tun Sakaran.

The rest were SMK Batu Sapi, SMK Benoni, SMK Menumbok, SMK Bum Bum, SMK Membakut II, SMK Tungku, SMK Desa Kencana, SMKKinarut, SMK Ken Hwa, SMK Kudat II, SMK Ranau, SMK Weston, SM Lok Yuk Likas, and SMK Penangah.

Under Category 2 (50-99 candidates), a total of 23 schools achieved 100 per cent passes namely SMK Tamparuli, SMK Sandakan II, KK High School, SMK Abdul Rahim, SMK Majakir, SMK Balung, SMKAgaseh, SMK Kundasang, SMK Pg. Omar, SMKA Limauan, SMKTagasan, SMK Beluran, SMK Pekan Kota Belud, SM La Salle, SMKBadin, SMK Kinabutan, SMK Arshad, SMK Sook,

Meanwhile, the schools that attained 100 per cent passes under Category 3 (100 and above candidates) were SMK Bugaya, SMKElopura Bestari, SMK Elopura II, SMK Sepagaya, SMK Lohan, KK Form 6 College (B), KK Form 6 College (A), SMK Kota Marudu, Tawau Form 6 College (A), and Tawau Form 6 College©.

According to Mistirine, 27 exam centres in urban areas attained passing rate of 99.20 per cent while 72 rural centres achieved 98.63 per cent.

“This proved that the passing gap between urban and rural schools have become smaller which was only 0.57 per cent last year compared to 2.15 per cent in 2017.

“The introduction of three Form 6 centres – in Kota Kinabalu, Tawau and Sandakan – may also influenced the improvement in 2018 STPMexamination.

“Apart from that, I also assume that teachers now have adapted better to the modular STPM or semester system which allows students to repeat their papers in the following semester in order to improve their results,” she said. She added that a total of 51 candidates achieved 4.00 CGPA last year, which escalated from only 39 candidates in 2017.

By DK RYNI QAREENA.

Read more @ http://www.newsabahtimes.com.my/nstweb/fullstory/29745