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GEORGE TOWN, June 11 -- The number of candidates who were able to obtain the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) certificates in Penang has increased by 2.23 per cent to 86.74 per cent in 2020 from 84.51 per cent in 2019, despite the many challenges faced with the online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Overall, 19,921 candidates sat for the examination in Penang in 2020 and the state average grade (GPN) had also improved to 4.66 from 4.86 in 2019.
“I would like to thank and congratulate all the students, teachers and parents for their undivided commitment to ensure this success,” State Education director Abdul Rashid Abdul Samad told a virtual press conference today.
He said the grade average of 88 out of 121 schools in the state had also improved with 27 schools recorded 100 per cent pass compared to 24 schools in 2019.
Abdul Rashid said 15 schools scored the highest grade average, led by Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Jit Sin (1.91), SMK Bukit Jambul (1.98) and SMK Kepala Batas (2.05).
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