KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23 — Most states have made significant improvement in the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) results this year, the best in four years with the number of students failing all subjects decreasing.
Federal Territories education director Mohd Adenan Deraman said 1,850 of 21,612 candidates from Kuala Lumpur scored grade A in all subjects compared to 1,940 last year.
He said three schools maintained 100 per cent passes, namely Sekolah Menengah (Sains) Selangor, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Aminuddin Baki and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Kuala Lumpur.
In IPOH, Perak education deputy director Mohd Idris Ramli said the overall results in the state showed an improvement in terms of quality, quantity and school average grade.
He said 27,105 candidates or 64.83 percent of the candidates obtained grade A, B, C and D in all subjects - an improvement of 3.44 per cent compared to last year.
He said Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR) emerged as the best school, recoding 100 per cent passes with 88 students scored A in all subjects.
In ALOR SETAR, Kedah education director Abdullah Saad said 1,981 of 35,909 candidates scored grade A in seven, eight or nine subjects compared to 1,736 last year.
He said the minimum average grade rose by 0.021 to 2.857 while the minimum achievement percentage in all subjects increased to 62.57 per cent compared to 58.22 per cent last year.
In KUANTAN, the number of candidates who passed all subjects increased by 3.6 per cent to 16,478 compared to 15,714 last year.
Pahang state education deputy director Yahya Zainal Abdidin said the number of candidates who scored grade A in all subjects rose to 1,641 compared to 1,367 last year.
In KOTA BAHARU, Kelantan education director Hussain Awang said the state scored the best results in five years with 6.76 per cent or 2,023 of 36,953 candidates scored grade A in all subjects.
He said it was an increase of 1.86 per cent improvement compared to last year when 1,510 students obtained A in all subjects.
In JOHOR BAHARU, Johor education director Markom Giran said 3,575 of 53,082 candidates scored grade A in all subjects — the best results in four years.
He said the number of students who scored A in all subjects rose by 267 candidates (0.61 per cent) to 3,575 (6.73 per cent) this year.
In PENANG, state education director Ibrahim Mohamad said 2,103 candidates scored 9As, 8As and 7As compared to 1,971 last year.
He said 131 students scored 9As followed by 1,521 (8As) and 450 (7As) with the state average grade rose to 2.70 from 2.72.
In SEREMBAN, Negeri Sembilan education director Abdul Halim Abdul Razak said the number of students who passed all subjects rose by 0.62 per cent or 64 to 1,482 students compared to 1,418 last year — the best results in three years.
In KANGAR, Perlis education director Abdul Hadi Harun said 7.41 per cent or 333 of 4,494 students scored grade A in all subjects compared to 282 last year.
He said three schools maintained 100 per cent passes, namely Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Syed Putra, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Derma and SMK Dato’ Sheikh Ahmad, Arau.
He said 68 students scored 9As followed by 258 (8As) and seven (7As).
In SHAH ALAM, Selangor education director Sulaiman Wak said 6,907 of 75,711 candidates Selangor scored grade A in all subjects — the best results in four years.
He said seven schools registered 100 per cent passes — Sekolah Menengah (SM) Sains Hulu Selangor, Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Integrasi Gombak, SMK Seri Puteri, SM Sains Kuala Selangor, SBPI Sabak Bernam, SMA Bestari and SMK Agama Simpang Lima.
In KOTA KINABALU, Sabah education director Datuk Dr Muhiddin Yussin said 734 candidates scored grade A in all subjects compared to 659 last year.
He said 44 students obtained 9As followed by 386 (8As) and 304 (7As) while 20,378 of 38,741 candidates passed all subjects.
Among 12 schools which achieved outstanding results are Sekolah Menengah Sains (Kota Kinabalu), Sekolah Menengah Sains (Lahad Datu), SMA Kota Kinabalu, SMA Inanam (Kota Kinabalu), SMK All Saints (Kota Kinabalu), SMK St Francis Convent (Kota Kinabalu) and SMK Lok Yuk (Likas).
In KUCHING, Sarawak education director Mortadza Alop said the number of students who scored grade A in all subjects rose by 0.18 per cent to 1,877 candidates compared to 1,860 candidates last year.
He said 27 students obtained 9As followed by 1,147 (8As) and 703 (7As).
In MELAKA, the state grade average improved by 0.02 per cent to 2.65 per cent compared to 2.67 per cent last year.
State education director Juliah Leman said 1,137 of 14,716 candidates scored grade A in all subjects, an increase of 63 candidates (0.66 per cent) from last year. - BERNAMA
Utusan Online, 24/12/2010