Minister happy with national exam
Jakarta: The Education and Culture Ministry announced on Friday an increase in the percentage of junior high school students passing this year’s national examination (UNAS).
“The number of students passing the examination increases by 0.12 percent as compared to last year,” Education and Culture Minister Mohammad Nuh said at a press conference at the Ministry on Friday.
The Ministry said around 3.7 million junior high school students participated in the test. As much as 99.57 percent of them passed the exam, which consists of four subjects.
“Jakarta showed the highest performance with only one out of 132,328 students failing the test. East Nusa Tenggara had the highest failure with 2.45 percent out of 77,940 students participating,” Nuh said.
Nuh also pointed out that 2012 average marks in North Maluku and West Sulawesi provinces had surpassed the national average, where it was actually lower during the previous year.
“Also, we don’t have any schools with 100 percent failure,” he said.
A student from SMP Negeri 1 Denpasar in Bali, Tama Bidari Suweta, received the highest overall marks in all four subjects, achieving the maximum grade. (fzm)