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STAM 2017: An Increase Of 0.4 Per Cent In Candidates Obtaining 'Mumtaz' Grade

Last update: 18/01/2018
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- The number of candidates obtaining the Mumtaz (excellent) grade in the 2017 Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) examination rose by 0.4 per cent, or a total of 600 candidates, compared to 537 in 2016.

The Education Ministry in a statement today said those obtaining Jayyid Jiddan (very good) also rose by 1.7 per cent, with a total of 22.6 per cent (1,538 candidates) in 2017, compared with 1,337 in 2016.

Meanwhile, 2,104 candidates obtained the Jayyid (satisfactory) grade, showing a drop of 0.3 per cent compared with 2,004 candidates in 2016.

"In the 2017 STAM examination, total candidates who qualified for the STAM certificate rose by 2.7 per cent (4,733 candidates), compared to 67.0 per cent (4,286 candidates) in 2016,"it said.

Meanwhile, the number of students who failed to obtain STAM certificates showed a drop of 2.7 per cent (2,060 candidates) compared to 33.0 per cent (2,108 candidates) in 2016.

The Ministry said for last year, the number of candidates who obtained Mumtaz for all ten subjects showed a drop of 0.3 per cent (67 candidates), compared with 1.3 per cent (80 candidates) in 2016.

"Those who obtained a minimum Maqbul (pass) grade (excluding all Mumtaz grade) increased by 2.9 per cent (4,666 candidates) compared with 65.78 per cent (4,205 candidates) in 2016.

"Meanwhile, the number of students who obtained Rasib (fail) for all subjects dropped by 0.5 per cent (99 candidates) last year compared with 2.0 per cent (130 candidates) in 2016.

In 2017, a total of 9,534 candidates registered to sit for STAM compared with 8,784 in 2016, with an increase of 750 candidates.