KOTA KINABALU: Parents should not be too hard on their children, even if they did not score a string of As in their SPM examination, said the state education director here.
“I hope parents will not be too hard on their children who did not do too well, but continue to encourage them to do their best in the future,” Datuk Jame Alip said when announcing the SPM results here yesterday.
He said the results achieved today did not necessarily determine the future of a student, as they had a long way to go to build a career.
Jame added that Sabah recorded a dip in the number of students who achieved distinctions (A+ and As) for their SPM examinations three years in a row.
He said that the number of students achieving distinctions for 2015 had dropped slightly from the previous 160.
In Penang, there has been a slight decrease in the overall number of students who were eligible for SPM certificates last year compared to 2014.
Of the 19,849 candidates who sat for the exam, 16,024 students or 80.73% were eligible for a certificate compared to 82.10% in 2014.
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