New Straits Times

National CGPA up from 2.71 in 2016 to 2.76

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PUTRAJAYA: The performanc­e of the 2017 Sijil Tinggi Persekolah­an Malaysia (STPM) candidates was better than 2016, said the Malaysian Examinatio­ns Council.

Its chairman, Professor Datuk Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, said this was reflective in the national cumulative grade point average (CGPA), which had increased from 2.71 to 2.76.

He said the 2017 STPM performanc­e was the best since the module was introduced in 2013.

“Last year, 72.03 per cent of total candidates scored a full pass in four or five subjects compared with 71.8 per cent in 2016.

“Students who scored a CGPA of 3.5 and above have increased by 0.69 per cent from 6,137 to 6,408 candidates, while those with a CGPA of 3.0 and above recorded an increase by 2.86 per cent from 16,263 to 17,423 candidates.

“The same increase was recorded for those who scored 2.75 and above, from 22,407 candidates in 2016 to 23,752 candidates last year,” he said here yesterday.

Mustafa said students who scored a CGPA of 4.0, however, had slightly decreased by 0.18 per cent from 565 candidates in 2016 to 485 candidates last year.

He said the percentage of candidates scoring 5As and 4As had dropped slightly by 0.12 per cent from 575 candidates in 2016 to 521 last year.

“A total of 19 candidates scored five As nationwide, compared with 11 candidates in 2016. Candidates who took five subjects but scored four As have increased from 47 in 2016 to 68 last year.”

Last year’s STPM examinatio­ns recorded 37,471 candidates from the field of Social Science and 5,571 from Science.

From this number, 375 Social Science students and 110 Science students obtained a CGPA of 4.0.

A total of 43,042 candidates sat for the examinatio­n.

Mustafa announced the top 10 schools based on the STPM results.

They included Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah, Klang; SMK Tengku Panglima Raja, Kelantan; SMK Hua Lian, Perak; SMKA Sheikh Hj Mohd Said, Negri Sembilan, and SMK Sacred Heart, Sarawak.

 ?? PIC BY MOHD FADLI HAMZAH ?? Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (centre) handing a Sijil Tinggi Persekolah­an Malaysia best student award to visually-impaired student Nurul Syahida Zainun Abidin in Putrajaya yesterday. With them is Malaysian Examinatio­ns Council chairman...
PIC BY MOHD FADLI HAMZAH Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (centre) handing a Sijil Tinggi Persekolah­an Malaysia best student award to visually-impaired student Nurul Syahida Zainun Abidin in Putrajaya yesterday. With them is Malaysian Examinatio­ns Council chairman...

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