KUCHING: A total of 5,055 Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) 2017 candidates from Sarawak (98.17 percent) are qualified to receive their certificates.
A total of 51 students or 0.96 per cent of Sarawakian candidates scored the maximum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.00 for STPM 2017.
A total of 1,726 or 33.59 percent scored CGPA 3.00 or more, compared to 1,428 or 29.94 percent from the previous year.
On school achievements, 24 schools in Sarawak exceeded the GPA 2.80, compared to only four in 2016.
SMK Sacred Heart, Sibu was named the school with the best performance for STPM 2017 with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.35.
The other schools are SMK Kampung Nangka, Sibu; SMK Meradong , Meradong; SMK Chung Hua, Sibu; SMK Bako, Kuching; SMK Sungai Merah, Sibu; SMK Pusa, Betong; SMK St. Anthony, Sarikei; SMK Batu Kawa, Padawan; SMK Methodist, Sibu; SMK Bandar Sibu, Sibu; SMK Merbau, Miri; SMK Lanang, Sibu; SMK Long Lama, Baram; SMK Batu Lintang, Kuching; SMK Green Road, Kuching; MK Chung Hua, Miri; SMK Pending, Kuching; SMK Jalan Oya, Sibu; SMK Oya, Dalat; SMK Asajaya, Samarahan; SMK Tung Hua, Sibu; SMK Agama Limbang, Limbang; and SMK St. Joseph, Kuching.
Meanwhile in Sabah, a total of 6,514 candidates (98.55 per cent) in the examination attained full pass, which indicated an increase from previous year (98.16 per cent).
A total of 39 candidates achieved 4.00 CGPA.
The 2017 was 2.66 as compared to 2.58 in 2016.
There were 99 examination centres throughout the state. Fifty-nine schools succeeded in attaining 100 percent passes in the examination as compared to 53 schools in 2016.