A total of 1,184 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 2022 examination candidates obtained the perfect score of cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.00, said Malaysian Examinations Council (MPM) chairman Mohd Ekhwan Toriman.
He said the number of candidates who obtained a CGPA result of 4.00 increased compared to 2021, which was a total of 874 candidates.
"Of these 1,184 candidates, 1,009 or 85.22% of them are from the B40 (lower income bracket) category," he said at a press conference to announce the STPM 2022 results in Kuala Lumpur today.
As for the STPM 2022 national CGPA, Ekhwan said it also increased to 2.82 last year compared to 2.79 for STPM 2021.
"This national CGPA is also the highest national CGPA since the STPM exam was implemented," he said.
Ekhwan said in terms of overall CGPA achievement, STPM 2022 candidates who obtained a CGPA of 3.75 and above were 9.59%, while a CGPA of 3.00 and above was 42.96%.
"For CGPA 2.75 and above, it is 56.97% and CGPA 2.00 and above is 89.75%, which is an increase compared to 2021," he said.
Regarding the number of candidates registering for STPM 2022, he said a total of 43,687 candidates had registered but 41,701 candidates sat for all three semesters' exams for STPM 2022.
"Of the 41,701 candidates, 99.98% or 41,694 candidates were eligible to be awarded the STPM 2022 certificate, while only 0.02% or seven candidates were not eligible (to receive the certificate)," he said.
When asked about the 1,986 candidates who did not sit for the examination, he said it was due to several factors such as the candidates having got a job, continued their studies to diploma level or other programmes, were ill or died.
Meanwhile, he said MPM had selected the 17 best students by categories to be given an award in the form of RM1,000 cash, a plaque and a certificate, which were expected to be presented by Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek in a ceremony today.
He said the categories were the 11 best overall STPM students, one best student in the B40 category and one best student in the Orang Asli category.
"Also for the best four students for each category of candidates with special educational needs, which are blind, short-sighted, autistic and spastic," said Ekhwan, who is also the vice-chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
STPM 2022 candidates can check their results via the link http://stpm.mpm.edu.my/stpmk and the short message system (SMS) by typing STPM/Identification Card Number/Index Number and sending it to 15888 from 11am today until noon this Sunday.