IPOH: Perak recorded 98.01 per cent in full passes in last year’s STPM examination.
Of the total 3,971 students who sat for the examination, 3,892 students scored full passes.
State Education Department deputy director Zulkurnaini Hussin said this was a 0.8 per cent increase compared to 2013.
He said 41 schools in the state recorded 100 per cent passes, an increase of 15 schools from 2013.
“This year, four students from the state received national recognition.
“They are Ho Kar Meng from SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh and Khor Siew Ching from SMK King Edward VII Taiping which obtained a CGPA of four.
“Two Orang Asli students – Farah Syahera Chin from SMK Khir Johari, Sungai Sumun and Najurai Agus from SMK Sultan Yussuf Batu Gajah – also did the state proud by scoring a CGPA of 3.5,” he told a press conference a while ago.
Meanwhile in Alor Star, a total of 3,097 out of 3,669 STPM candidates in Kedah passed all subjects in the examination last year.
State Education Department director Datin Azuyah Hassan said the result showed an improvement of 0.53 per cent compared to 2013 STPM with 98.35 per cent candidates fully passed the papers.
Of the total, she said 28 candidates scored grade point average (CGPA) of 4.0 with two of them passed with flying colours.
Nurul Shafinas Ahmad Tamigi from SMK Labu Besar, Kulim and Mohammad Ridzuan Mohamed Yunus from SMK Padang Serai emerged as the best students with straight A’s in all four subjects.
“A total of 45 schools in the state have achieved 100 per cent passes,” she said in a press conference to announce the result today.-NST