KOTA KINABALU: The number of students who achieve excellent results in all subjects for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2014 in the state have decreased to 216 candidates, with a reduction of 160 compared to 376 candidates in 2013.
About 13,030 students passed in all subjects for 2014, lower than the previous year which recorded 13.849 students.
Sabah Education Director, Datuk Jame Alip, said the total of SPM candidates achievement in the state for last year has shown a drop in quality about 0.26 percent compared to 2013.
“However, the percentage of candidates qualified for certificates (SPM) has increased by 0.7% which is from 87.19% in 2013 to 87.89% for 2014,” he said in his announcement for SPM results in Wisma Pendidikan, Likas, here today.
He added that SM Sains Kota Kinabalu remains at the top with State Average Grade of 2.02%, followed by SM Lahad Datu and SM St. Micheal, Penampang at second and third place with 2.11% and 2.78%.
Other schools with excellent results are SMK Agama Inanam (3.28%), SMK Agama Kota Kinabalu (3.56%), SMU Islamiah Tawau (3.65%), SMK Kunak (3.67%), SMK St. John Tuaran (3.86%), SM All Saints Likas (3.89%), and SMK Perempuan Sandakan (3.92%).
Meanwhile, Tan Wei Shan, a student from SM Lok Yuk Kota Kinabalu, is announced as the top student for SPM 2014 in the state for achieving 10A+ and 1A for all his subjects.
Other students who achieved excellent results for their SPM are Idayu Mumtaz Iskandar from SM Maktab Sabah (9A+,2A), Suren Vynn Chander of SM St. Joseph Papar (9A+,1A,1A-), Nur Alib Hariyong of SMK Langkon Kota Marudu (9A+,1A,1A-), Ellen Chai Voon Kah of SMK Sung Siew Sandakan (9A+,1A, 1A-), Janice Kwan Kah Weng of SMK Sung Siew Sandakan (9A+,1A,1A-), Noor Izzati Ambok Chening of SMK Agama Kota Kinabalu (9A+, 1A, 1A-), Muhd Ilham Fuad Awang of SMK Matunggung Kudat (9A+, 1A), Allysa Loo Zainai of SMK Lok Yuk Kota Kinabalu (9A, 1A-), and Fatimah Matlin of SM Sains Lahad Datu (9A+).
Jame also congratulate the students and schools for their achievements in SPM examination.
“I pray for them to continue this culture of excellence in whatever professions that they will undertake in the future,” he said.
Last year, about 32,197 candidates sat for the SPM examination compared to 34,036 candidates in 2013, which was held in 324 examination halls in the state. – SayangSabah