STPM: 67 Sabah schools score 100pc passing rate
Published on: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
By: R Gonzales
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TUARAN:  SMK Kota Klias, Beaufort achieved the highest School Average (GPS) in Sabah, with its students scoring a 100 per cent passing rate in the 2019 STPM examinations.

It is among 67 schools in the State that achieved a 100 per cent passing rate.

The rating is divided into three categories based on the number of registered candidates in each school – (1) one to 49 candidates, (2) 50 to 99 candidates and (3) 100 candidates and above.

State Education Director Mistirine Radin said a total of 7,036 candidates sat for the 2019 STPM examinations compared to 6,782 in 2018.

“Of these, 6,956 candidates or 98.86 per cent achieved full passing rate in 2019 compared to 6,705 candidates or 98.78 per cent in 2018.

“This means that the passing rate of schools in Sabah shows a 0.07 per cent increase,” she said when met by reporters at SMK Tamparuli Hall, here, Tuesday, where the STPM results for the State were announced.

She also said the Cumulative Average Grade (GNI) in Sabah showed a decrease of 0.02 of 2.67 in 2019 compared to 2.69 in 2018.

“For the District Education Office (PPD)'s cumulative grade point average (CGPA), 12 PPDs surpassed the State CGPA (2.67) out of 24 PPDs in Sabah.

“The PPDs showing the highest GNI were from Kunak (2.67), Semporna (2.82), Tuaran (2.82), Tawau (2.81), Penampang (2.80), Sandakan (2.77), Beluran (2.76), Beaufort (2.73), Lahad Datu (2.73), Sipitang (2.69), Kudat (2.68) and Papar (2.68),” she said.

At the event, a total of 51 candidates who took the STPM examination in 2019 achieved a CGPA of 4.0. Also present was Education and Innovation Assistant Minister Jennifer Lasimbang.

Meanwhile, one of the CGPA 4.0 achievers, Nurhardia Adlina Raymie, 20, from SMK Putatan Penampang, was thrilled to receive the excellent results and shared her learning methods.

“At home, I just focus on revising and while at school, I study in groups. My friends and I are not shy to ask each other questions and we are also always asking our teachers questions,” she said.

She added that the school holds night classes and as well as extra classes on Saturdays.


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