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PUTRAJAYA, Nov 17: Some 4,896 students of 452,721 who sat for the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) 2016 examination obtained Grade A in all subjects, said Education director-general Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof.

The candidates were the first cohort under the UPSR new format in line with the implementation of the Primary School Standard Curriculum (KSSR) which emphasises elements of High Thinking Skills (KBAT).

“We cannot compare the analysis of UPSR 2016 with that of last year since this is the first cohort under KSSR,” he said when announcing the analysis of UPSR 2015 results at the Ministry of Education, here today.

Khair said some 8,345 candidates or 1.89 per cent obtained the maximum 1B; 35,752 candidates or 8.11 per cent obtained the minimum 2B; 91,366 candidates or 20.73 per cent obtained the minimum 1C.

“A total of 152,825 candidates or 34.67 per cent obtained the minimum 1D, 137,262 candidates or 31.14 per cent obtained the minimum 1E while 9,519 candidates or 2.16 per cent obtained all E.”

The National Average Grade (GPN) for UPSR 2016 was only 2.96 points.—Bernama

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