BOTH SMJK Jit Sin and SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian from Penang made it to the top 10 schools in the country with the best 2016 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) results.
A total of 128 candidates from SMJK Jit Sin achieved a 100% passing rate with an average CGPA (cumulative grade point average) of 3.26.
This was the second consecutive year the school was named the top school in Penang for STPM results.
SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian, with 47 students taking the examinations last year, also did well with an average CGPA of 3.25.
State Education Department deputy director Mohd Jamil Mohamad said a total of 2,285 students took STPM in Penang last year, with only three candidates failing to receive certificates.
"Of the figure, 44 students secured CGPA of 4.0. Both SMJK Chung Ling and SMJK Heng Ee have the highest number of students with four flat.
“They have seven each, followed by six from Penang Chinese Girls School and five from SMJK Jit Sin,” he said during a press conference at SMJK Jit Sin in Bukit Mertajam yesterday.
Mohd Hamil said 18 schools achieved 100% passing rate in Penang.
He said the schools with the highest number of candidates achieving the 100% passing rate were SMK Tinggi Bukit Mertajam (139), SMJK Jit Sin (128) and SMK(L) Methodist (115).
“The overall 2016 STPM result in Penang has shown improvement.
“It achieved an average CGPA of 2.76, compared to 2.74 in 2015 and 2.65 in 2014,” he said.