SHAH ALAM, 9 FEB: The overall results for the Religious Secondary Certificate (SMA) for 2012 in Selangor witnessed a positive increase of 5.3 percent for Religious Secondary Schools in Selangor.
This result witnessed an increase to 92.1 percent for 2013 compared to 86.8 percent for the year 2011.
The joyous message of the excellent results was when the Tahfiz Al-Quran Religious Seconary School Certificate (SMATQ) achieved 100 percent.
This was announced personally by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) Director, Datuk Marzuki Hussein during the SMA and SMATQ declaration ceremony.
For the 2012 SMA examinations, there was a total of 3,130 candidates from 23 Religious Secondary Schools (SABK) and two Maahad Integrasi Tahfiz Sains dan Teknologi (MIST), as well as 248 candidates from 12 Private and Public Secondary Schools (MAIWP and SMA).
For the Tahfiz Al-Quran Religious Secondary Schools (SMATQ), 222 candidates from two Selangor Maahad Integrasi Tahfiz Sains dan Teknologi schools sat for the exams.
Meanwhile, the Istana Banda Kuala Langat MIST topped the categories for Religious Secondary Schools (SMA) and Maahad Integrasi Tahfiz Sains dan Teknologi (MIST) based on the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 1.46.
Bestari USJ Subang Jaya SAM in Petaling Jaya meanwhile achieved second placing with GPA of 1.50 while Klang MIST registered a GPA of 1.81.
For the categories of SMA and Private SMI, the Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Perseketuan Kuala Lumpur SMA (SMA MAIWP) recorded a GPA of 1.32 while Ibnu Khaldun SMI in Klang achieved GPA of 2.98.
When Marzuki was met after the function, he was clearly happy with the examination results for the year 2012 and hopes that this excellence will continue.
“Overall, we have seen an improvement although some subjects recorded a decline (in results).
“Despite earnest efforts by the teachers, the decline in student achievement cannot be denied because it depends of the student’s preparations,” he said.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Mujtaheed Mohamed from Bestri USK Subang Jaya SAM was announced as the outstanding male student from the SMA 2012 and Selangor MIST with an achievement of 98.2 percent.
Aida Nazirra Mazni from Maahad Integrasi Tahfiz Sains dan Teknologi Istana Banda, Kuala Langat, topped the female category with an achievement of 99.0 percent.
For the category of Tahfiz Al-Quran Religious Secondary School (SMATQ) 2012, Mohamad Faiq Mohamad Sharin from Maahad Integrasi Sains dan Teknologi Klang was selected as the best male student with an achievement of 78.9 percent.
Meanwhile, a female student from Maahad Integrasi Sains dan Teknologi Istana Banda, Kuala Langat, Zainab Ahmad achieved 79.4 percent.
All prizes and certificates were presented personally by the Education, Higher Education and Human Capital Development Exco, Dr Halimah Ali.