KUCHING: A total of 89 candidates from schools throughout the state obtained the maximum Cumulative Grade Percentage Average (CGPA) of 4.0 for Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 2020.
State Education director Dr Norisah Suhaili who disclosed this, also noted that 1,761 candidates achieved CGPA of 3.0 and above.
“STPM 2020 recorded 5,454 candidates or 98.23 percent who successfully obtained their certification this year in comparison to the 5,494 candidates or 98.07 percent in the previous year. From this statistic, 22 candidates recorded principal pass for five subjects; 3,622 candidates recorded principal pass for four subjects; 976 others recorded principal pass for three subjects and 519 candidates recorded principal pass for two subjects.
“Another 315 candidates obtained principal pass on at least one subject. This year’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for Sarawak is 2.65 compared to the national level CGPA of 2.78.
She also disclosed that three special needs candidates (CBK) namely Kong Ze Kong from SMK St Thomas in Kuching, Vanescy Hamphry Rangga from Kolej TDTH Bujang in Miri, and Barry Putera Abdullah from SMK Methodist in Sibu achieved excellent result with CGPA of 3.50.
On the achievement of schools in the state, Norisah revealed that a total of 11 schools achieved encouraging STPM 2020 result with CGPA of over 3.0.
SMK Chung Hua and SMK Sacred Heart, Sibu recorded CGPA of 3.33 respectively; SMK Bako, Kuching (3.19); SMK Batu Kawa, (3.14); SMK Merbau, Miri (3.09); SMK Bandar Sibu (3.09) and SMK Saribas (3.08).
Besides that, SMK Batu Lintang and SMK Green Road Kuching recorded CGPA of 3.05 respectively; SMK Tung Hua, Sibu (3.03) and SMK Methodist, Sibu (3.02).
Norisah said candidates will receive their respective result through email from the Malaysian Examination Council (MPM).
She said candidates can also obtain their result from the online portal and text message service.
However, schools will use an alternative method to notify the candidates including private candidates who do not have Internet access of their respective result.
On another note, Norisah expressed her appreciation and gratitude to those who were directly and indirectly involved with the management, coordination as well as handling of the STPM 2020 examination.
“I would like to thank the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), the State Health Department as well as the District Health Office for their assistance and advice in facing the challenges for examination during this pandemic as well as in the new norm.
“I would also like to thank the state government for the contribution and cooperation in the efforts to improve the quality of school facilities towards enhancing the education quality in Sarawak,” she said.
She also congratulated the STPM 2020 candidates on their dedication, commitment, achievement, and performance.