Sabah’s STPM passes decline 1.66 per cent

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah recorded a drop of 1.66 per cent this year in the number of Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) passes.

The Sabah Education Department revealed that out of the 6,185 candidates this year, 88.51 per cent achieved passes in all subjects. This translates to a drop when compared to last year’s 90.17 per cent passes from 6,020 candidates.

State Education Department director, Datuk Dr Muhiddin Yusin said that part of the reason for the drop could have been due to a decrease in passes for the Arabic Language and Accounting by 24.23 per cent and 15.08 per cent respectively.

Both subjects were among 13 (General Paper, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese, Malay Literature, Usuluddin, History, Economy, Mathematics S, Mathematics T, Biology and Visual Arts) which also recorded a drop in passing rate this year.

On a more positive note, eight subjects recorded an increase in passing rate with the highest attained for Physics (20.40 per cent) followed by Literature in English (12.5 per cent).

Dr Muhiddin made the announcement of the state’s STPM results for 2010 at SMK Perempuan Likas here yesterday.

He said 12 schools in the state recorded 100 per cent passes and 21 candidates recorded a cumulative grade average of more than three for 2010.

The schools with 100 per cent passing rates are SMK Agama Limauan (Papar), SMK Perempuan Likas (Kota Kinabalu), SM Lok Yuk Likas (Kota Kinabalu), Kota Kinabalu High School (Kota Kinabalu), SMK Keningau II (Keningau), SMK Kunak Jaya (Kunak), SM Ken Hwa (Keningau), SM St Patrick’s (Tawau), SMJK Tiong Hua (Sandakan), SM Sung Siew (Sandakan), SM La Salle (Kota Kinabalu) and SMK Jambatan Putih (Tawau).

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