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37,271 Candidates Obtain 8As In UPKK 2015 Exam

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PUTRAJAYA – A total of 37,271 or 20.07 per cent of the candidates who sat for the KAFA Class Assessment Test (UPKK) nationwide last year obtained 8As in the examination.

Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha said the results showed an increase of 4.78 per cent compared with 15.29 per cent in 2014 with all states retaining their 100 per cent pass rate without any D.

“Selangor recorded the highest number of candidates who scored 8As, with 5,152 students, followed by Kelantan and Terengganu with 4,559 and 4,148 candidates respectively,” he said at a press conference to announce the 2015 UPKK results, here today.

Some 185,675 candidates sat for the examination for eight subjects namely Solat Practical; Appreciation of the Islamic Lifestyle; Al-Quran; Ulum Syariah
(Faith and Worship); Jawi Writing; Prophetic Biography; Morality and Arabic Languange.

Othman said the Appreciation of the Islamic Lifestyle and Solat Prayer subjects recorded 100 per cent passing rate, followed by the Al-Quran with 99.5 per cent.

He said the Jawi Writing subject recorded 92.27 per cent pass, followed by Morality with 90.74 per cent; Arabic Language (88.60 per cent); Ulum Syariah (82.92 per cent) and Prophetic Biography (82.04 per cent).

Othman said the 2015 candidates scored the National Average Grade (GPN) of 1.70 per cent compared with 1.76 in the previous year with Selangor recording the highest GPN of 1.484 points, followed by the Federal Territories and Melaka with 1.488 and 1.533 points each. – BERNAMA

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