PUTRAJAYA: A total of 3,823 or 63.3 per cent of Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) candidates have passed in all 10 subjects with at least a Maqbul (pass) in the examinations last year.
Education Ministry director-general Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said the result showed a 2.9 per cent (310 candidates) increase in pass students as compared to 2013.
â€œThis result is the analysis for pupils who sat for the STAM examination for their first time,â€ he told reporters at the announcement of the STAM 2014 results at the ministry earlier today.
â€œOut of the 6,035 students who sat for the examination, 331 pupils (5.5 per cent) obtained a Mumtaz (distinction) while 1,130 candidates (18.7 per cent) scored a Jayyid Jiddan (Very Good).
Khair said overall, the 2014 STAM achievement remained the same as 2013 with the National Average Grade of 3.2 points.
Meanwhile in Malacca, 54 or 76.1 percent from a total of 71 candidates in Malacca had passed in all 10 subjects taken in the examination last year compared to 33 candidates of 63.5 percent in 2013.
State Education director Datuk Md Rashid Hussin said only one candidate, Nurnabila Mohd Khairuddin obtained the Mumtaz (excellent) in last year examination compared to four candidates in the previous year.
“However the number of candidates who obtained the Jayyid Jiddan grade (very good), Jayyid (good) and Maqbul (pass) had increased,” he said in a statement here today.
He added that the state had also recorded an improvement in the National Average Grade (GPN) for the 2014 STAM examination.-NST