Director-General of Education, Dr. Habibah Abdul Rahim said, a total of 77,038 candidates had at least a credit or Grade C in all subjects, an increase of 2,678 students from 74,360 in 2018.
According to her, 147,738 candidates passed all their subjects in 2019, an improvement of 69 candidates over 2018.
“A total of 337,773 candidates qualified to be awarded SPM certificate after passing Bahasa Melayu and History.
“Therefore the SPM 2019 has recorded better result with the National Grade Average (GPN) of 4.87 compared to 4.89 in 2018,” she said in a news conference during the announcement on the analysis of the SPM 2019 result at the Ministry of Education today.
According to Habibah, the gap between candidates in the urban and rural area increased by 0.01 in 2019.
She said, the candidates in rural areas improved by 0.04 to GPN 5.14 compared to 5.18 in 2019 whereas the achievement of candidates in urban area was 4.70, compared to 4.75 last year.
On High-Level Thinking Skills (KBAT), Habibah said 56 per cent of the candidates were able to master the skills to evaluate, analyse, apply and innovate.
Meanwhile, 389,498 candidates had registered for SPM in 2019 nationwide.
From that amount, 357,010 candidates were from the government schools, government assisted schools and government assisted religious schools. Meanwhile, 8,320 candidates were under the government agencies other than the Ministry of Education. Besides that, 8,317 candidates were from the state religious secondary schools; 2,209 from the people religious secondary schools; 14,203 from private schools registered with MOE and 26,357 were private candidates.
Besides getting the SPM results through the candidates’ schools, they can also check their SPM 2019 through mySMS 15888 service by typing SPMAngkaGiliran and SMS to 15888.
The SMS service has been activated since 10.00 am this morning and would end at 6.00pm on 11 March.
The results can also be obtained through the http://sppat.moe.gov.my/semakan/ – MalaysiaGazette