PUTRAJAYA JUNE 10: The number of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2020 candidates obtaining straight As in all subjects has increased to 9,411 as compared to 8,876 in 2019.
Senior Education Minister, Datuk Dr. Mohd. Radzi Jidin said, the number of candidates obtaining distinctions also improved by 0.84 percent from 77,038 in 2019 to 78,731 in 2020.
“Candidates obtaining at least a pass in their SPM 2020 reached 38.35 percent compared to 37.93 percent in 2019 while the number who failed at least one subject dropped to 121,496 in 2020 compared to 126,947 in 2019 and candidates who failed all the subjects increased slightly by 0.05 percent”, Mohd. Radzi said.
Meanwhile, candidates who failed in all subjects in 2020 have reached 4,416 compared to 2019 with 4,321 students.
For SPM 2020, 401,105 students registered for the examination that was held from February 22 till March 25, 2020.
Earlier in a press conference, the Minister said, the National Grade Point Average (GPA) of SPM 2020 is the best in five years. In 2016 the GPN was 5.05 and improved to 4.90 in 2017, and in 2018 was 4.89 to 4.86 in 2019 and 4.80 in 2020.
He also said that the achievement of students in the rural areas had improved from 0.08 from 5.14 in 2019 to 5.06 in 2020 while students in the urban areas improved from 4.70 in 2019 to 4.68 in 2020.
With regards to the achievement of students in the subjects they took in SPM 2020, the Senior Minister said, on the whole their performance in Mathematics, Science, History, Islamic Studies and Moral Education have improved but had declined in Bahasa Melayu and English in 2020 compared to 2019.
However he said, candidates who are eligible to be awarded the SPM certificate had increased by 88.68 percent in 2020, increase by 1.96 percent compared to 86.72 percent in 2019.
“The special needs candidates eligible to receive SPM certificates had showed an improvement with 68.22 percent in 2020 an increase of 6.88 percent from 2019 with 61.34 percent,” Mohd. Radzi said.
On the question of how are the students staying in the remote areas without access of the Internet to receive their SPM results slips , Mohd. Radzi said, the schools are requested to communicate with the students/parents of what is the best way to send the results the soonest possible.
Meanwhile students who want to re-sit for the SPM papers, the Senior Minister said, the subjects for that session will be Bahasa Melayu, History and Mathematics on the third week of September 2021 while the time will be decided by the Malaysian Examination Authority. –Malaysia World News