Best results in terms of passing rate since 2008

ipastpm190314 1... SMJK Hua Lian Taiping principal Chin Fut Hong (first from left), SMK Tat Beng Terong principal Aizuddin Datuk Hussin (second from right) and SMK Tun Saban Pengkalan Hulu principal Abdul Wahid Ramli (right) receiving their certificates of recognition from Acting State Education Department director Mohd Idris Mohd Ramli (second from left). They were awarded for being listed as the top three excellent schools in achieving a full passing rate in Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) 2013 during a press conference held at the department on Mar 19.

PERAK schools have achieved stellar performance in last year’s Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) examinations.

Acting Perak Education Department director Mohd Idris Mohd Ramli said last year’s results were the best in terms of passing rate since 2008.

“A total of 97.14% of the 5,276 candidates who sat for last year’s exams scored a full passing rate, compared to just 95.01% or 4,376 candidates.

“As for 2008, the passing rate was 96.07% or 4,311,” he told reporters in Ipoh yesterday.

Mohd Idris also revealed that 69 candidates or 1.31% scored straight As or cumulative grade point averages (CGPA) of 4.0, compared to 51 (1.11%) candidates the year before.

In terms of performance at the school level, he said SMK Hua Lian in Taiping obtained the highest school grade point average (GPS) in the state, with a whopping 3.06 score.

SMK Tat Beng in Trong was named the second best performing school, followed by SMK Tun Saban in Pengkalan Hulu.

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