Better quality SPM results: Dept
Published on: Friday, March 16, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: State Education Director Datuk Maimunah Bt Suhaibul (pic) said the State recorded the best achievement in the 2017 SPM exam with a State Average Grade (Gred Purata Negeri-GNP) of 5.51."This is the best ever since SPM started used the GPN system starting 2009.

"On behalf of the State Education Department I congratulate the schools for their achievement and hopefully we can improve this in the near future," she said.

Maimunah said she was also happy to note that many rural schools achieved good results with an improvement in eight rural schools.

"This shows that the achievement of rural students has been improving. We also see there is only a little difference now in the gap between the achievements of rural (88.23pc passing achievement) and urban schools (87.06pc passing achievement) where we see there is only a difference of only 1.17 per cent."

She said this when met by the media at the announcement of the 2017 SPM examination results on Thursday at SM All Saints Kota Kinabalu.

Last year a total of 33,838 SPM candidates sat for the SPM examination compared with 33,581 candidates in 2016, indicating an increase of 257 candidates.

A total of 315 examination centres were set up to handle this examination and involved 4,331 examination officials and staff where the SPM 2017 written examination was conducted from Nov. 6, 2017 to Dec. 4, 2017.

On the whole, the achievement of Sabah State SPM candidates for the year 2017 showed an increase in terms of quality measured by the GPN achievement with smaller GPN values ​​showing better results.

The achievement of GPN SPM 2017 is 5.51 compared to 5.64 in 2016, an increase of 0.13.

While in terms of percentages it also showed an increase of 86.20 per cent in 2017 compared to 85.91 per cent in 2016 which increased by 0.29 per cent.

The number of candidates who passed all subjects with at least grade E in the subjects also showed an increase of 17,217 or 50.88 per cent in 2017 compared to 16,321 or 48.60 per cent in 2016, an increase of 2.28 per cent.

As a result, 151 successful candidates achieved Grade A (A +, A and A-) in 2017 compared with 113 candidates in 2016 with an increase of 38 candidates.

From the seven core subjects, five subjects showed improvement quality wise for 2017 compared to only four for 2016.

These are Bahasa Melayu (+0.40), English (+0.02), Islamic Studies (+0.07), History (+0.07) and Mathematics (+0.46).

Twelve schools also were achieved the excellent SPM 2017 schools base on the average school grade (GPS).

These are SM Sains Kota Kinabalu, SM Sains Lahad Datu, SM St Michael Penampang, SM Ugama Islamiah Tawau, SMK Perempuan Sandakan, SMK Agama Tun AhmadShah Kota Kinabalu, SMA Al-Irsyadiah Marakau Ranau, SMK Agama Kota Kinabalu,SMK Agama Keningau, SMK Agama Mohamad Ali Ranau, SM All Saints Kota Kinabalu and SMK Tawau, Tawau.

She said the rural schools that showed the best achievement were SMK St John, Beaufort, SMK Beluran II, Beluran, SMK Agama Tun Juhar Sandakan, SMK Sg Damit Tuaran, SMK Kabongan II Semporna, SMK St Anthony, Tenom, SMK Tamparuli Tuaran, SMK Kudat, Kudat, SMK Bukit Garam II Kinabatangan.

On the achievement of candidates in the SPM examinations 2017 they were divided into those that sat for 11 subjects, 10 Subjects and 9 subjects.

For the 11 subjects group Kon Siew Yan from SM Tinggi Kota Kinabalu achieved 10A+, 1A-, Nelly Chia Lee Teng SM from Sung Siew Sandakan (9A+,1A,1A-), Chin Siau Wui from Sung Siew Sandakan (8A+, 2A, 1A-),Theophania Hor Zhi Zhen from Sung Siew Sandakan (A+,1A, 1A-, 1B+).

For the 10 subjects group Jade Marie Robert Jomiji from SM St Michael Penampang achieved 10A+, Valerian Paul Lasiuan from SM St Michael Penampang (9A+,1A), Livia Lee Yeong Lin from SM Tinggi Kota Kinabalu (9A+,1B+), Eva Eleanor Ng from SM St Michael Penampang (8A+, 2A), Muhammad Shamim Bin Nafery from SMK Keningau II, Keningau (8A+,2A), Chai Shun Quan from SM Tinggi Kota Kinabalu (8A+, 2A), Joel Wong Seng Yuan from SM Lok Yuk Likas Kota Kinabalu (8A+. 1A,1A-),Yeo Jia Ju from Smk Muhibbah Sandakan (8A+, 1A, 1A-) and Jagdill Singh Sandhu.

For the nine subjects group Abdul Haqeem Bin Adong from SM Sains Sabah, Kota Kinabalu (9A+), Chua Lik Hoong from SM Sung Siew Sandakan (8A+,1A)m Enoch Jauw Xian Hao from SM Tinggi Kota Kinabalu (8A+, 1A), Nurul Nafisah Bt Hasnul Hafiz from SM Sains Sabah, Kota Kinabalu (8A+, 1A) and Max Nathaneal Morius from SMk Datuk Peter Mojuntin Penampang (8A+,1A-). - Neil Chan


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