Hendry (centre) with the team of Form Six lecturers at the school.
SMK Nabawan, a school located some 200km from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, has recorded the best ever result for STPM in 2016 which saw increases in both the passing rate and school grade point average.
“We achieved a 96.6% passing rate in 2016, the highest since the school commenced Lower Six classes in 2011.
“The school Grade Point Average (GPA) also increased every year from 1.40 in 2012 to 2.37 in 2016,” said school principal Hendry Anandan.
Sports Science and Visual Arts recorded 100% passes while Malay Language, History, Geography, Sports Science and Malay Literature, recorded an improved grade point average in 2016 compared to the previous year. History in particular has recorded a better grade point average five years in a row.
The top student, Jack Joseph, scored 3As and 1A- with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.92. This ranks him among the best STPM candidates in the state.
“What is more remarkable is Jack managed to achieve his success while caring for his late father who was hospitalised for a period of time last year. This is certainly an inspiring example for other students,” said Hendry.
Besides academic success, SMK Nabawan also achieved a first in co-curricular activities by winning the overall championship in the Sabah state level Form Six Special Carnival in September 2016. This was where Jack displayed his all-round ability by being crowned as the best speaker in the public speaking competition. In addition, the school won the Team Chess and the Song and Dance Choreography events to emerge overall champions.
“Good support by the parents and community played an important part in the success of the students. “For example, the good turnout by parents during Meet the Clients Day and also contributions by the parent-teacher association for school programmes.”
Hendry also congratulated the dedicated team of Form Six lecturers for their outstanding work in moulding the students to become achievers in both academic and co-curricular fields.
“I pray they will achieve even better success in the coming years,” he added. He also recorded his appreciation to former Senior Assistant of Form Six, Alvin Chan Seng Chai for his services.
Jack, who is currently working in the peninsula to save money for further education, expressed his thanks to his family and teachers for helping him to achieve success.