Sunday, December 27, 2009

Got A's In All Subjects In PMR 2009

28,188 Students Got A In All Subjects In PMR 2009 (FREAKING INSANE)

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 24 (Bernama) -- A total of 28,188 students got A in all subjects in 2009 PMR examination compared to 26,378 in 2008, an increase of 1,810.

Director-General of Education Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom said the National Average Grade (GPN) this year was 2.83 compared to 2.78 the previous year. (The lower the GPN the better).

He said the gap between candidates in urban and rural areas had improved to 5.22 percent from 5.11 percent last year.

"Some 4,775 rural candidates got A in all subjects this year compared to 4,345 in 2008 while students who passed the minimum level dropped from 88,565 to 87,936.

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"Students who got all E dropped from 159 in 2008 to 123 this year," he told reporters when announcing the 2009 PMR result analysis here on Thursday.

Alimuddin said performance in all subjects this year remained unchanged or improved slightly except for Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Inggeris and Bahasa Punjabi which declined slightly.

"The percentage of those who got all A in BM dropped from 26.3 percent in 2008 to 25.6 percent this year while for BI, from 16.4 percent to 16.1 percent," he said.

Compared with last year, students who got all A in Mathematic increased slightly from 25.6 to 26.7 percent while for Science, it increased from 17.2 to 18.5 percent.

Alimuddin said of the 134 special students who sat for the examination, seven got A in all subjects.

Ten students who got 9A, 8A and 7A were picked as best students.

They include Siti Raihan Abdul Nasir of SMK Dato Syed Ahmad Kuala Nerang, Kedah who got 9A. The special student suffered from poor eyesight.

Two other students with eyesight problem were Debbie Lim Huey Chin of SMK Sultan Ismail and Muhammad Azfar Firdaus Azlah of SMK Dato Penggawa Barat, Johor Bahru who got 8A.

The ten best daily schools include SMK Jalan Empat Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, SMK Mak Lagam, Kemaman, Terengganu, SMK Sutan Badlishah Kulim, Kedah, SMK Sultanah Asma, Alor Setar, Kedah and SMK Aminuddin Baki, Kuala Lumpur.

Best residential schools were Sekolah Seri Puteri Cyberjaya, Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Baharu, Sekolah Dato Abdul Razak and Kolej Tunku Kurshiah, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan and SM Sains Tengku Abdullah, Raub, Pahang.

SM Imtiaz Besut and SM Imtiaz Kuala Berang, Terengganu, Sekolah Agama Menengah Bestari Subang Jaya and Sekolah Agama Persekutuan Kajang, Selangor and SM Agama Persekutuan Labu, Negeri Sembilan emerged best religious schools.

In Perak, Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR) recorded the highest number of passes where 85 of 107 candidates got 9A while SMK Taman Tasek Taiping became the only daily school in the state to get 100 percent passes.

In Kuala Lumpur, the overall result showed improvement in quantity and quality.

Kuala Lumpur Education Director Sulaiman Wak said of the 21,921 candidates, 15,533 or 70.86 percent got A, B, C or D (pass) in all subjects compared with 14,986 or 70.2 percent last year.

"In term of excellence, 1,939 or 8.85 percent of candidates got A in all subjects compared with 1,789 or 8.38 percent in 2008, an increase of 0.47 percent," he said.

In Sabah, candidates who got A in all subjects increased to 734 from 659 last year.

Sabah Deputy Education Director Dr Muhiddin Yusin said the 38,741 candidates who sat for 14 subjects showed improvement in passes to nearly 100 percent compared with last year.

He said the subjects with nearly 100 percent passes include Bahasa Kadazan which was offered for the first time in the examination.