BANTING: The results of the Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) recorded a National Grade Point Average (GPN) of 3.13 for the 2022 examination as compared to 3.15 in the 2021.
Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek said this result of schools under the Education Ministry have shown an improvement in the examinations.
"Schools under the ministry received a grade point average of 2.91 in 2022 compared to 2.92 for the 2021 examination.
"4,634 candidates registered for the 2022 STAM examination, while 4,453 candidates sat for the examination last year which used the new format and curriculum.
"Attendance of STAM exam candidates for 2022 was also encouraging, which is at 96.1 per cent, equivalent to 4,453 students, and the absentee percentage was only 3.9 per cent or a total of 181 candidates.
"STAM exam candidates for Education MInistry schools were at 96.2 per cent or 1,311 students and absent candidates stood at 3.8 per cent or 52 people," she said during the STAM result announcement at Sekolah Agama Menengah Tinggi Tengku Ampun Rahimah, here.
Fadhlina has also presented STAM certificates to two outstanding students who received the Mumtaz Sofi award (straight As) at Sekolah Agama Menengah Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Banting, Selangor, today.
For Mumtaz Sofi receiver Zauren Rosman, after succeeding in his STAM examinations he hopes to work as a cleaner in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. This is because he prioritises being close to his religion rather than finding a career for fortune.
"I put income as my second priority as long as the job is virtuous.
"I also dreamed of getting closer to Kabbah and both of my parents support my dream.
Another excellent STAM recipeint was Shahrul Nizam Musthafa who said that the key to success is to respect the teachers in school.
He added that his family members and friends played a major role in motivating him to succeed in his classes.
"I feel that this achievement is due to the prayers of everyone in school. So, I cannot thank them enough for this," he said.
The STAM results will be available from 10am today, online at https://myresultstam.moe.gov.my/ or via text message at 15888 while those without access to the internet will be informed by their respective schools, state education department, or district education office.
The STAM examinations were held from January 16 until February 2 , which included the coursework and oral test.