SPM 2020: Sabah's rural schools show an improvement


KOTA KINABALU: The 2020 SPM passing rate percentage gap between rural and urban schools in the state has reduced by over half compared to 2019, indicating an improvement in results.

Sabah Education Department director Datuk Dr Mistirine Radin said out of the 33, 454 candidates, 91.12% of urban students and 90.59% of rural students passed their exams.

“This is a 0.53% passing rate gap compared to 2019’s 1.34% gap between rural and urban schools, ” she said in announcing Sabah’s SPM results on Friday (June 11).

She attributed the success to not only the dedication of teachers but also students and parents despite the challenges following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Overall, Mistirine said Sabah achieved the best grade in four years at 5.34 GPN (state average grade).

“The GPN for Sabah in 2017 was 5.51, 5.44 in 2018 and 5.38 in 2019, ” she said.

A total of 241 candidates in the state or 0.72% achieved straight As compared to 198 (0.59%) in 2019.

Mistirine said five main subjects - English, Islamic studies, Science, Moral and History - saw an increase in grade while Bahasa Melayu saw a slight drop from 4.27 point in 2019 to 4.43 point in 2020.

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