Keputusan PMR diumumkan hari ini, berikut adalah kenyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh BERNAMA;
PUTRAJAYA, Dec 27 (Bernama) -- A total of 27,668 or 5.9 per cent of the 469,401 students who sat for the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examination last year obtained Grade A in all the subjects they took, compared with 4.5 per cent last year and 4.9 per cent in 2005.
Director-General of Education Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom, who announced the analysis of the results Thursday, said this showed that the national education system had succeeded in producing more outstanding students.
"This is in line with the government's aspiration to produce more first-class human capital through education," he said.
Alimuddin said 559 candidates obtained Grade E, denoting that they have not achieved the minimum level, in all subjects compared with 524 last year and 569 in 2005.
"This figure is very small compared with the total number of outstanding candidates," he said.
Of the 968 disabled students who sat for the examination, five obtained Grade A and 23, Grade E.
Alimuddin said that in terms of command of language skills, 83.1 per cent of the candidates obtained grades Grade A, B, C and D compared with 82.3 per cent in 2006 and 83.5 per cent in 2005.
"On average, the percentage of students who obtained Grade A in language skills was 21.0 per cent compared with 19.5 per cent in 2006 and 20.1 per cent in 2005," he said.
On Mathematics, he said the percentage of students who obtained grades A, B, C and D rose to 87.0 per cent from 82.8 per cent last year.
A total of 25.5 per cent obtained Grade A in the subject compared with 22.3 per cent last year while those who obtained Grade E dropped to 13.0 per cent, from 17.2 per cent last year.
The percentage of students who mastered scientific skills in the PMR was stable at 89.1 per cent, from 90.2 per cent last year, while 17 per cent obtained Grade A, up from 16 per cent last year.
A total of 10.9 per cent obtained Grade E compared with 9.8 per cent last year.
Alimuddin said this showed that the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in English did not affect the students' command of the two subjects and was in fact beneficial to them.
On the performance between the urban and rural areas in Mathematics and Science, he said although there was a difference overall, the gap was narrowing, especially for Mathematics.
He said urban candidates achieved 88.2 per cent this year compared with 84.5 per cent last year while in the rural areas, the success rates were 84.5 per this year and 79.2 per cent last year.
For Science, he said, the data showed that there was no discernable difference between the performance of students in the two areas this year with 89.4 per cent passes in the urban areas and 88.2 per cent in the rural areas.