STAM 2014: 2.9 Per Cent Increase In Passes In All Subjects

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 28 (Bernama) — Candidates numbering 3,823 or 63.3 per cent out of 6,035, obtained at least a Maqbul (pass) grade in 10 subjects they sat for in the Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) 2014.

This was an increase of 2.9 per cent or 310 candidates from 60.4 per cent or 3,513 candidates who passed in all subjects out of the total of 5,816 STAM candidates in 2013.

Education director-general Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said the number of candidates obtaining the STAM certificate with Mumtaz (distinction), however, dropped by 5.5 per cent or 331 candidates from 6.3 per cent (369 candidates) in 2013.

“Overall, the achievement of the STAM 2014 candidates was comparable to that in 2013, whereby the National Average Grade (GPN) in both years were similar at 3.20 points,” he said when announcing the STAM 2014 results analysis, here, Wednesday.

Khair said the number of candidates who achieved the Jayyid Jiddan (very good) grade, increased by 39 but in terms of percentage, the figure dropped by 0.1 per cent.

The number of candidates who obtained the certificate with the Jayyid (good) and Maqbul grades rose by 1.6 per cent to 160 and 2.3 per cent or 149 respectively.

Khair said overall, 8,800 candidates sat for the STAM last year, including 7,769 from various categories of schools while 1,031 were private candidates.


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