Thursday, March 12, 2009

Better Overall SPM Results


ON TOP OF THE WORLD....Khairina Abdullah, 18 from Sekolah Menengah
Kebangsaan Sultan Sulaiman is Terrengganu's top student
with 14As. NST Pix by ASWADI ALIAS

PUTRAJAYA, THURS: The 2008 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results announced today saw 6,277 students scoring straight A''s in all subjects compared with 5,060 in 2007.

Education Ministry director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom said from the total 1,676 scored A1s in all subjects compared with 892 in 2007 while 181,416 or 46.7 percent passed all subjects compared with 175,452 in 2007.

"There were three excellent result achievers who scored A1s in all 16 subjects, two who scored A1 in 15 subjects while six scored A1s in 14 subjects," said Alimuddin while announcing the SPM and STAM results here today.

He said from the three top achievers, two of them who scored 16 A1 were from Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Yoke Kuan, Sekinchan Selangor while the other was from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Teong Hua, Sibu, Sarawak.

Last year, 442,936 sat for SPM compared with 439,255 in 2007 while 435Special students also sat for the examination last year compared with 355 the previous year.

Among the special students, Mohd Shafiq Sahdon from Sekolah Menengah Sains Kluang, Johor who has impaired vision, scored 12As while Aghilan Narayanan from SMK Jalan Bukit, Kajang, Selangor who is deaf, scored 11As.

Alimuddin said results of subjects like Mathematics, Science, History, Moral and Bahasa Melayu showed a marked improvement but English and Pendidikan Islam saw a slight drop in performance.

He added that 60,902 from SMK schools achieved at least a Grade 6C in all subjects and 2,589 failed or managed only Grade 9G.

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