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16 February 2001

20 percent matriculation students achieve 3.5 CGPA

KUALA PILAH Feb 15 - Education Minister Tan Sri Musa Mohamad said today that 20 percent of 8,000 students at five matriculation colleges have performed well by scoring at least 3.5 in the cumulative grade points average (CGPA).

"This outstanding result has made us proud, what more that they are in the first batch," he said after officiating the Kolej Matrikulasi Negeri Sembilan first anniversary celebration here today.

He said the government's objective was to make the Bumiputera matriculation students to be on par with their counterparts from other races.

Musa said there were various factors which made Bumiputera students to be left behind hence they should double-up their efforts to achieve excellence.

"Overall over 80 percent matriculation students passed and furthered their education to a more advanced level while those who failed are allowed to repeat. The percentage of failures is only five percent," he said.

Earlier in his speech, Musa said the government plans to build another five matriculation colleges nationwide under the Eighth Malaysia Plan to provide places for 30,000 students.

Utusan Malaysia: 16.2.2001

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