By: Patrick Beech
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) students who scored perfect cumulative grade point (CGPA) average of 4.0 increased last year compared with the previous.
According to Malaysian Examination Council chairman, Prof. Datuk Dr Mohd Ekhwan Toriman, 874 STPM candidates scored a perfect CGPA of 4.0 in 2021.
This, he said was an increase of 133 candidates from 741 in 2020.
Of the total candidates who scored a CGPA of 4.0 in STPM 2021, 66.82 per cent, or 584 of them, are from the B40 category.
Ekhwan said candidates who scored a CGPA of 4.0 accounted for 2.14 per cent of the total 40,926 STPM candidates last year.
Of the total candidates, 88.24 per cent scored a CGPA of 2.00 and above.
The number of candidates who scored a CGPA of 2.00 and above last year was higher than in 2020.
“We foresee no obstacles for STPM 2021 leavers to enroll in public universities this year.”
He said the overall national CGPA for STPM 2021 rose by 0.01 to 2.79 from 2.78 in 2020.
Ekhwan said more than 70 per cent of STPM 2021 candidates obtained a passing grade of C or above for the 23 subjects offered.
A total 42,369 people registered for STPM in 2021, which was lower than the 44,704 people who registered in 2020.
Of the people who registered for STPM 2021, 96.59 per cent sat for the examination.