The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2020 examination has recorded a better performance with a National Average Grade (GPN) of 4.80 compared to 4.86 in 2019 despite it being held during the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to Radzi, result improvement was seen in a total of 43 subjects, while 39 declined and one remained.
“There’s an increase in the performance of core subjects such as Mathematics, Science, History, Islamic Studies and Moral Studies while language subjects like Malay and English showed a decrease in SPM 2020.
Candidates eligible for SPM certification saw an increase of 1.96 percent to 88.68 percent compared to 86.72 percent in 2019.
“Special needs candidates (CBK) eligible for SPM certification also showed an increase of 6.88 percent to 68.22 percent in 2020 compared to 61.34 percent in 2019,” he said.
A total of 401,105 candidates sat for the SPM 2020 examination with a total of 83 subjects at 3,310 examination centres.