KUCHING: Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) results for SMK Agama Sheikh Othman Abdul Wahap (SHOAW) showed improvement this year, especially in the Arab language subject.
Principal Norlela Bujang said she was satisfied with the improvement in the language, describing it as unexpected.
She pointed out that as far as their school is concerned, the Arab language is the most important but tough to master.
“Our school achieved 96 per cent passes compared to 92 per cent last year, and this is an increase of 2.23 per cent of the school average grade,” said Norlela when contacted yesterday.
A total of 67 students sat for the STPM last year.
She, however, admitted that the schools overall performance did not achieve its target.
“Our school made an excellent achievement scoring 2.96 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA or Gred Purata Mata Pelajaran) in 2010,” she added.
The best student of the school, Noraini Muhammad Nizam, scored 2As, 1A- and 1C, scoring 3.42 CGPA.
“This achievement is due to my effort plus family’s support. My family is the pillar of my success,” Noraini said, also thanking her teachers in helping her achieve her dream of being able to further her studies.
Noraini’s two friends, Norhayani Nudin and Nur Khaliesah Suhaili, were among the best students of the school with 3.33 CGPA.
Meanwhile, the principal of SMK Matang Jaya Syariff Afendy said he was satisfied with the achievement of his 76 STPM 2012 students.
“I am satisfied and happy with this year’s results because we obtained 100 per cent passes compared to 99 per cent the previous year,” he said.
Benny Chin Chui Ying, who is the best student of the school, obtained 3As and 1B-.
Syariff said that the school’s CGPA had increased by 0.09 per cent, from 2.17 to 2.26 CGPA.
He added that General Studies, Additional Mathematic, Bahasa Melayu and Business Studies showed significant increases in grades.