JOHOR BARU: A total of 114 out of 5,079 candidates in Johor who registered for the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 2019 obtained a CGPA of 4.00 (cumulative grade point average).
Johor Education director Azman Adnan said the figure showed an increase of 32 candidates compared to only 82 last year.
“The percentage of candidates obtaining a CGPA of 4.00 in STPM 2019 has increased slightly to 2.30 points compared to 1.77 points the year before.
“From this figure, 92 students are from the arts (humanities) stream and 22 are from the science stream, ” he said after launching the Johor Malaysian School Principals Conference at New York Hotel here.
Azman added that the Cumulative Grade Point Average (PNGK) in the state has also increased to 2.87 points compared to 2.84 points in 2018, which is also higher than the national PNGK for this year of 2.77 points.
“The state PNGK has continued to increase for the past four years and this is attributed to the improvement of teachers pedagogy and various approaches taken to help students, ” he said.
Azman also said that 55 out of 75 schools had achieved 100% Principal Pass.
The schools that recorded the highest achieving students are SMK Taman Johor Jaya 1 with 13 students, SMK Sultan Ibrahim (6), SMK Sultan Ismail (5), SMK Dato’ Sri Amar Diraja (5), SMK (P) Sultan Abu Bakar (5), Kolej Tingkatan Enam Pontian (5) and SMK Bandar Bandar Tenggara (5).
Two students from the state have been selected to receive the Best Student Award from the Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC), namely Oon Men Joo from SMK Taman Johor Jaya 1 and Lee Jia Long from SMK Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra.
He also said rural students had scored a higher PNGK compared to those in the urban area, with 2.90 points compared to 2.84 points.
“The teachers in rural areas have shown that their commitment, dedication and expertise in conducting the teaching and learning process paid off, ” he added.
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