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A total of 24 high achieving students of the STPM examinations in Kedah pose for a group photo. Pix by SHARUL HAFIZ ZAM.
A total of 24 high achieving students of the STPM examinations in Kedah pose for a group photo. Pix by SHARUL HAFIZ ZAM.

JITRA: Kedah recorded an increase in the percentage of students who achieved full passes in last year's Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination.

State Education director Datuk Azuyah Hassan ‎said 3,011 of 3,062 students (99.05 per cent) achieved full passes, compared to 3,099 of 3,159 students (98.98 per cent) in 2014.

“‎A total of 24 students achieved a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0, a decrease from last year's results of 28 students. Even though there was a decrease, the overall state CGPA went up to 2.76 from 2.72 last year,” she said.

Wan Nursyafiqah Wan Rusli, from SMK Tunku Temenggung in Pendang, emerged as the state and nation’s top STPM achiever.

‎A total of 41 schools recorded 100 per cent passes, of which 29 of the schools are categorised as rural schools.

Azuyah also announced that 49 schools recorded results which were above the national average of 97.8 per cent, of which 33 are rural schools.

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