Posted on November 20, 2012, Tuesday
WELL DONE: Students of SK St Patrick Semadang, Jalan Puncak Borneo showing their UPSR results yesterday.
KUCHING: The state’s straight-A scorers in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) increased to 2,010 from 1,835 last year.
Of that figure, 1,430 are from public schools (sekolah kebangsaan) compared to 1,319 last year, while 580 from Chinese schools (SJKC) compared to 516 last year.
“An analysis showed that the state has pretty much the same result in all subjects except Bahasa Melayu (Pemahaman) and English compared to 2011.
“There was a significant increase (66.96 to 70.26 per cent) in English passes for minimum mastery of ‘C’ while Bahasa Melayu (Pemahaman) dropped from 91.89 to 88.05 per cent,” said State Education director Abdillah Adam when announcing the UPSR results at SK Agama Datuk Haji Abdul Kadir Hassan yesterday.
For Chinese medium schools, all subjects improved from last year. For minimum ‘C’ grade, Bahasa Melayu (Penulisan) increased 4.15 percent (66.03 to 70.18 percent) and Bahasa Cina (Penulisan) up 2.44 percent (72.18 to 74.62 per cent).
For ‘A’ grade, subjects with excellent results were Mathematics (SJKC) 53.66 percent, Bahasa Melayu (Penulisan) (SK) 35.47 percent, Bahasa Melayu (Penulisan) (SJKC) 30.33 percent, Science (SJKC) 29.88 percent, Bahasa Cina (Pemahaman) (SJKC) 26.91 percent and Bahasa Cina (Penulisan) (SJKC) 24.02 percent.
On the national front, Sarawak has a similar trend for each subject results. Minimum ‘C’ for SKs for Bahasa Melayu (Pemahaman) at the national level dropped significantly by 2.7 per cent (94.2 to 91.50 percent) while in Sarawak it dropped 3.84 per cent (91.89 to 88 percent).
For English subject in SKs, the increase was 2.4 percent at national level (74.9 to 77.26 percent) while in Sarawak it increased 3.3 per cent (66.96 to 70.26 percent).
A similar trend was recorded for Bahasa Melayu (Penulisan) in SJKCs which increased 2.7 percent at national level and 4.15 percent in Sarawak.
Ten schools with the highest number of straight As students were SK St Anne Sarikei – 54, SK (A) Datuk Abdul Kadir Hassan Kuching – 44, SK St Teresa Kuching (M) – 41, SJK Chung Hua Krokop Miri – 39, SK Matang Jaya Padawan – 38, SK St Joseph (M) Kuching – 35, SJK CHung Sing Sibu – 35, SJK Tung Hua Sibu – 34, SJK Chung Hua No.3 Kuching – 31 and SK Green Road Kuching – 30.
Ten top schools with over 50 candidates based on school grade point average are SK Agama (MIS) Bintulu (1.38), SK St Teresa (M) Kuching (1.54), SK (A) Datuk Haji Abdul Kadir Hassan Kuching (1.63), SK Agama Sibu (1.68), SK (A) Ibnu Khaldun Samarahan (1.69), Sk Jalan Ong Tiang Swee Kuching (1.70), SK Agama Miri (1.71), SK St Anne Sarikei (1.74), SK Limbang (1.74) and SK Agama Sri Aman (1.85).
A total of 45,946 pupils sat for the examinations in the state. Of this figure, 33,195 are from SKs and 12,517 from SJKCs.
It was held nationwide from Sept 11 to 13.