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KUCHING, June 11: A total of 14 students of St Joseph’s Private School (SJPS) have scored A in all subjects in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2020 examination.
The school had 148 students taking SPM last year compared to 166 in the previous year.
While 14 scored straight As ranging from 11 to 9 subjects, 15 students managed As in their subjects except one B; and another 8 with As in all subjects and two Bs.
According to SJPS principal Fr Francis Lim, the overall school average grade (GPS) had dropped to 3.40 from 2.85.
Nevertheless, he congratulated the graduates on having done admirably for their SPM examination despite the incredible challenges for the past year.
“Last year had been challenging to prepare our students for SPM because of the Covid-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions.
“Added on are the newness of online school, lack of physical school and the delay in the examination. In spite of all this, they pulled through and did so in a manner that makes us all proud,” he said.
Lim also thanked all teachers who have been guiding the students from Form 1 until Form 5, noting that they especially the Form 5 teachers, have been working extremely hard to ensure that the students are able to learn well during these times.
“Their support, encouragement and innovation to keep our students on track and on target for SPM remind us of what assets they are to our school. I appreciate their effort very much. Keep up the good work,” he added.
The 14 straight A students are Alfred Fung Ying Chong, Chong Jia Chern, Daphne Lai Qian Ling, Dickson Phua Li Sheng, Eugene Leong U Zii, Jessica Teo Xiu Huey, Joelle Lim YiHun, Lee Kian Hao, Ling You Jun, Rachel Kong Hui Qi, Renee Ling Chin Suon, Sean Tan Huan Zhi, Serafina Jimos and Steve Alastair Beti Beriak.— DayakDaily