S'wak records better SPM results compared to previous year

State Education director Datuk Dr Azhar Ahmad (centre, in dark blue batik shirt) congratulating SPM top achievers at SMK Green Road in Kuching. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded better results in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2022 compared to the previous year, says state Education director Datuk Dr Azhar Ahmad.

He said 684 candidates scored straight As in SPM 2022, an increase from 596 in 2021.

Another 5,480 candidates achieved at least Grade C in all subjects compared to 4,960 in 2021.

However, the number of candidates who passed all subjects dropped slightly to 12,464 in 2022 compared to 12,547 the previous year.

Azhar also said Sarawak's National Average Grade (GPN) improved to 5.07 in SPM 2022.

"This is a difference of 0.1 points from the GPN of 5.17 in 2021," he said when announcing the state's SPM 2022 results at SMK Green Road here on Thursday (June 8).

A lower GPN score indicates better candidate achievement.

Azhar said 32,810 candidates in Sarawak sat for SPM 2022, which ran from Jan 30 to March 15 this year. Candidates affected by Covid-19 took the exam from March 16-22.

He said 91.2% of the candidates were eligible to receive the SPM certificate, an improvement from 88.3% in 2021.

In addition, he said 132 special needs students sat for SPM 2022, with 56% eligible to receive the certificate.

"Congratulations to all candidates who sat for SPM 2022. I pray you will go on to greater success for the wellbeing of Malaysia Madani," he said.

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