Selangor scores see overall jump from previous year

SHAH ALAM: Selangor recorded an overall improvement in the 2023 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination results with a state average grade (GPN) of 4.67 compared with 2022’s 4.80, says state Education director Dr Jafri Abu.

A lower GPN score indicates better performance.

He also said a total of 2,005 SPM candidates in the state achieved excellent results (scoring A+, A and A-) in all subjects.

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“The number of candidates who obtained excellent results showed an increase of 140 candidates,” he told reporters here on the state’s SPM results analysis yesterday.

Jafri said that a total of 58,082 (91.14%) candidates who sat for the examinations were eligible to receive SPM certificates in 2023 compared with 56,402 candidates (89.25%) in 2022.

He also said the subject average grade for 42 out of 56 subjects showed an increase compared with the 2022 results.

“In the 2023 examination, the performance in seven core subjects showed an improvement.

“Science subjects saw the highest performance improvement of 0.21 points – 4.95 in 2023 compared with 5.16 in 2022,” he added.

Similarly, science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects also showed improvement, with Physics and Biology recording the best results.

“Physics recorded 4.17 in 2023 compared with 4.39 in 2022, while Biology recorded 4.27 in 2023 compared with 4.39 in 2022,” he said.

On the absenteeism rate, Jafri said that it had reduced in 2023 compared with the previous year, which was 2,387 candidates.

He said the reasons for absenteeism included student drop-outs, deaths and students in police custody.

It also included students who failed to be traced by the department as well as those involved in accidents.

Jafri said that the state Education Department had taken several intervention efforts to address absenteeism.

This included briefings and having motivational talks, reaching out to parents and providing logistical assistance for the students.

“We understand that some students had problems coming to the examination centres.

“Hence, we advised them to sit for their papers at the nearest centres to their homes.

“We also checked for attendance 30 minutes before the examinations commenced.

“However, there were still some candidates we had failed to reach out to,” he added.

A total of 72,923 candidates registered for SPM 2023 in the state with 65,452 candidates from government schools.

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