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PUTRAJAYA, Nov 11 (Bernama) — A total of 48,327 or 10.02 per cent of 482,334 Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) candidates this year obtained all As.

The percentage is higher than the 9.51 per cent recorded last year.

Education Director-General Datuk Abdul Ghafar Mahmud said this was the best achievement in four years based on the national average grade, the index used in measuring the achievement of school examination candidates nationwide.

However, the number of candidates obtaining the minimum Grade C decreased by 1.37 per cent from last year, he added.

“Thankfully, the percentage of candidates obtaining lower than the minimum grade (those obtaining Grade D or E or a combination of both), also decreases from 3.99 per cent last year to 3.39 per cent this year,” he said when announcing the UPSR results here today.


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