KUCHING: SMK Chung Hua in Sibu scored the highest cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.53 in last year’s Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) to emerge the top school in the state.
Another two schools in Sibu, namely SMK Kampung Nangka and SMK Sacred Heart, scored 3.50 and 3.46 respectively after results were announced today.
A total of 5,479 candidates sat for the STPM in Sarawak compared to 5,329 candidates the previous year.
There were 5,450 (99.47 per cent) candidates from government schools while 29 (0.53 per cent) were private candidates.
Overall, a total of 5,191 students (98.37 per cent) obtained their STPM certificates in 2018 compared to 5,055 students (98.17 per cent) the previous year. This marked an increase of 0.20 per cent.
Sixteen candidates (0.30 per cent) passed all five subjects while 3,698 candidates (70.08 per cent) passed four subjects, 847 candidates (16.05 per cent) passed three subjects, 384 candidates (7.28 per cent) passed two subjects and 246 candidates (4.66 per cent) passed one subject.
The state also achieved an increase in CGPA – from 2.64 the previous year to 2.73.
In terms of subject performance, a total of 4,725 out of 5,274 school candidates in Sarawak passed the Pengajian Am (General Paper) with 89.57 per cent.
Arts stream subjects like Accounting as well as Information and Communications Technology recorded a 100 per cent in full passes with 48 and 23 candidates respectively.
Meanwhile, a total of 3,800 out of 4,251 candidates (89.39 per cent) passed fully in Malaysian Language and a total of 2,326 out of 2,686 candidates (86.60 per cent) recorded full passes in History.
Science stream subjects like Sports Science recorded 99.2 per cent full pass with 124 candidates, while 476 candidates (86.39 per cent) had full pass in Chemistry, 243 candidates (85.26 per cent) had full pass in Biology, 457 candidates (81.32 per cent) had full pass in Mathematics and 217 candidates (78.62 per cent) had full pass in Physics.
The 2018 STPM results of Sarawakian candidates showed that 10 out of 21 subjects recorded an increase performance of passes compared to previous year, namely Business Studies with 5.64 per cent, General Paper with 4.74 per cent, Economy with 4.66 per cent, Information and Communications Technology with 4.54 per cent, Syariah with 3.31 per cent, Visual Arts with 2.14 per cent, Malaysian Language with 0.89 per cent, Geography with 0.86 per cent, History with 0.31 per cent and Arab Language with 0.23 per cent.
In terms of student performance, a total of 92 candidates from government schools in Sarawak achieved CGPA 4.00 (maximum) compared to 51 candidates in the previous year.
Moreover, a total of 1,997 candidates achieved CGPA 3.00, an increase of 4.25 per cent from the previous year.
Two STPM candidates from Sarawak who achieved excellent results – Kuan Kah Yee from SMK Tun Abdul Razak in Padawan and Connie Ong Hui May from SMK Oya in Dalat – were invited to attend the STPM Excellent Student Awards ceremony in Seri Kembangan today.
State Education Department director Dr Azhar Ahmad said in a press statement that the examination results had been sent to all school principals while the Malaysian Examination Council (MPM) would send the results to private candidates by post.
All candidates can check their results through Short Message Service (SMS) by typing STPM<space>Result<space>Identification Card Number and send to 15888 or by clicking on www.mpm.edu.my
Any candidate who wants to make personal information corrections on the result slip shall submit an application on or before May 31.