Sarawak’s students record better results in SPM 2022

Azhar being interviewed by reporters after officially announcing the SPM 2022 results at SMK Green Road on June 8, 2023.

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by Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, June 8: Sarawak Education director Datu Dr Azhar Ahmad has announced that Sarawak achieved better results in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2022 examination compared to 2021.

Azhar said Sarawak achieved, on average, 5.07 per cent in 2022, as compared to 5.17 per cent in 2021 in terms of quality performance, with a difference of 0.10 points.

He said that out of 32,810 students who sat for the examination in 2022, a total of 684 (2.08 per cent) obtained excellent results and scored A+, A and A- in the subjects they took, as compared to 596 (1.80 per cent) in 2021; an increase of 0.28 per cent.

“This year, 10 students from various schools in Sarawak obtained 11A+ in their SPM 2022 examination,” he told reporters after officially announcing the SPM results at Sekolah Menengah Kerajaan (SMK) Green Road today.

Azhar said that the total number of candidates who obtained a distinction or grade C in all the subjects they took was 5,480 (16.70 per cent ) in 2022 compared to 4,960 (15.01 per cent) in 2021.

“This showed an increment of 1.69 per cent,” he revealed.

He added that 12,464 candidates (37.99 per cent) had obtained a pass in all the subjects they took in 2022 compared to 12,547 (37.98 per cent) in 2021, an increment of 0.01 per cent better than 2021.

Azhar said the education department will continue to close the gap in student performance between urban and rural areas.

“The student performance gap in 2022 is 0.62 points compared to 0.56 points in 2021, he shared.

“The education department will ensure the overall quality of education will continue to improve ,and they will continue with the strategy to ensure they meet their objectives,” he explained.

“In education we have many factors that contribute to a student’s success. These factors are mainly leadership, school management and quality of teachers and school facilities. We are happy with the overall performance of students despite not achieving our target,” said Azhar. — DayakDaily