Manyin hopes to see more improvement in SPM results

Sandra Tiong (front) leading her fellow visually challenged candidates Lucas Chundi, Victor Ng, Angelie Jawan and Dona Igoh to the SPM 2017 examination hall at SMK Batu Lintang yesterday. — Photo by Chimon Upon

KUCHING: Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong hopes to see further improvement in the results of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) in Sarawak this year.

Last year, the state managed to improve the State Average Grade (Gred Purata Negeri) in SPM from 5.34 in 2015 to 5.47 and 13 students in the state obtained A+ grade in all subjects.

“To get better results this year, it would require extra efforts,” said Manyin, while wishing all the candidates the best of luck in their examination yesterday.

State education director Rakayah Madon, when contacted, also wished the candidates the best of luck in the examination.

“I am also urging the candidates to take good care of their health and remain confident on what they have studied,” said Rakayah.

She reminded the candidates to not forget to pray and listen to the advice of their parents.

A total of 37,092 candidates are sitting for their SPM exam at 263 examination centres (201 national secondary schools, 12 private secondary schools, and 50 private centres) across the state until Dec 4.

Out of the total, 34,544 or 93.13 per cent are from national secondary schools, 1,083 (2.92 per cent) from private secondary schools and 1,465 (3.95 per cent) are private candidates.

Meanwhile, the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) exam also commenced yesterday.

A total of 5,407 school candidates and 11 private candidates from Penggal 3, 2017 and 6,400 school candidates and three private candidates for Pengga1 1, 2018 are sitting for the STPM exam from yesterday until Nov 28 nationwide.

Meanwhile, 4,709 school candidates and 10 private candidates are sitting for Ulangan 1, 2017, and 4,699 school candidates and eight private candidates are sitting for Ulangan 2, 2017.

For more enquiries, contact the state Education Department at 082-473507 or 082-473532.

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