PUTRAJAYA, March 14 (Bernama) -- The 2018 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results recorded a better National Average Grade (GPN) of 4.89 from 4.90 in 2017, said Education Director-General Datuk Dr Amin Senin.
He told a media conference which was called to announce the analysis of the 2018 SPM results here today that the improvement, although “small”, showed a positive trend since 2015.
A lower GPN indicates better performance.
Amin said 58.9 per cent or 230,465 candidates obtained at least a pass for all subjects they sat for, with 8,436 of them getting grade A+, A and A- for all subjects.
"The percentage of candidates who are eligible to be awarded the SPM certificate also increased by 1.2 per cent, where 86.4 per cent of the 391,641 candidates who sat for the examination last year are eligible to receive the certificate, from 85.2 per cent in 2017,” he added.
He said generally, the achievement of the 2018 SPM candidates was better that those in 2017 and with a narrower gap, of only 0.04, in the performance of urban and rural candidates.