- Published on Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:17
PUTRAJAYA: There is a 0.41 per cent increase or 30,988 students scoring straight As in this year's Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) results.
Education director-general Datuk Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said there were 514 more students obtained Grade A in all subjects this year compared to 30,474 students in 2012.
"Overall, the PMR results involving 17 subjects this year are showing an improvement with 0.04 point increase of the National Average Grade (GPN)," he said when announcing the PMR results here today.
He added the number of students who obtained Grade E in all subjects had also gone up to 307 (0.07 per cent) this year from 241 last year and there was also an increase of 1.38 per cent of those who secured minimum D (not including all As).
He also said the number of urban students who scored Grade A in all subjects rose 0.64 per cent, from 8.81 per cent in 2012 to 9.45 per cent this year.
There were also more students in the rural areas who secured all As at 0.73 per cent increase.
"But overall, the achievement of urban students is better than their counterparts in the rural areas," he said.
The analysis of the PMR results also found students scored better in English, Mathematics and Science subjects, but there is a minimal decline in Bahasa Melayu.
A total of 422,506 students sat for the PMR examination at 3,530 examination centres throughout Malaysia this year.
New Straits Times