KUALA LUMPUR: — Most states recorded good results in the 2012 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination with some schools scoring a 100 per cent pass rate.
The results were released Monday.
In KEDAH, 11 schools recorded 100 percent passes in the 2012 STPM.
Kedah Education director, Mansor Lat in a statement said it retained the same result of 2011 with five rural schools and six urban schools.
He said 22 of the 4,214 candidates who sat for the examination obtained Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 with two achieving the A grade in five subjects taken.
In KELANTAN, 14 schools recorded a 100 per cent full passes.
Kelantan Education Department (JPN) director Hussain Awang said four students from the state emeged as best students at the national level compared to only one last year.
He said 95.12 per cent or 5,399 candidates passed the STPM in 2012 compared to 95.99 percent or 5,838 candidates in the previous year.
A total 1,248 candidates scored five principals last year or 24.53 per cent compared to 1,310 candidates or 24.45 percent in 2011, or an improvement of 0.08 percent, he said.
In JOHOR, a total 5,127 of 5,311 (96.54 per cent) of the candidates had full passes or at least received one principal.
Johor Education Department director Mohd Nor A. Ghani said 34 schools achieved 100 per cent full passes compared to 30 schools in 2011, with 16 schools retaining their 100 per cent pass rate.
Schools which achieved the highest percentage passes at four and five principal were Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama (SMKA) Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi (90.91 percent); SMK Jementah, Segamat (86.67 percent); and SMK (Perempuan) Sultan Ibrahim, Johor Baharu (79.49 percent), he said.
The percentage of candidates who obtained CGPA of 3.00 until 3.49 in 2012 were 983 people (18.51 per cent) compared to 908 people (19.06 percent) in 2011.
In TERENGGANU, the STPM result saw two students in the state picked as among the best students in the country for 2012.
State deputy Education Department director Hashim Mohd Zin said 2,861 candidates (96.01 percent) achieved full passes in at least one subject.
Meanwhile, in MELAKA, 1.17 per cent more students had full passes in the STPM 2012, 1,198 students compared to 1,151 in 2011.
Melaka Education Department director Kasim Mohamad said of the total, 644 candidates succeeded in obtaining four principals, or an increase of 2.6 percent compared to the previous year.
“In terms of quality, 14 candidates obtained CGPA of 4.0 and 425 candidates obtained CGPA of 3.0 upwards,” he told reporters, here.
He said, overall, the outcome of the STPM in the state was the best in five years in terms of state average grade (GNP), rising 0.05 points to 2.5 points compared to 2.45 in 2011.
In KUANTAN, full passes in the STPM in Pahang went up by 2.69 percent, namely, 96.51 percent compared to 93.82 percent in 2011.
Pahang Education Department deputy director Rosdi Ismail said, the percentage of passes achieved by 2,435 candidates succeeded in overcoming the achievement at national level for full passes of 94.44 percent.
For CGPA, those who scored the highest result, namely 4.0, also went up from 11 candidates to 30 candidates last year, he said.
He said, 20 schools out of 49 schools succeeded in achieving a 100 percent full passes while 26 other schools succeeded in achieving full passes in excess of 90 percent.
In NEGERI SEMBILAN, 13 students obtained CGPA of 4.00 in the 2012 STPM.