The Fifteenth (15th) Chapter of President’s Achievers Award (Anugerah Pencapaian Cemerlang 15th – UPSR 2016)

MIED has been precisely implementing various programs for the academic development of Tamil Schools including infrastructure enhancement schemes since its inception till now. One of its persistent effort is to acknowledge and reward the UPSR SJK(T) students with outstanding academic achievements. By honoring these UPSR achievers, MIED hopes to encourage them to strive towards greater heights, besides motivating more and more youngsters to excel in their studies. This year MIED has took initiative to award the students who have successfully obtained 8As & 7As both in UPSR 2016 which emphasizes on communication, values, humanity, physical and aesthetical development & science and development compared to past year UPSR examination.

The President’s Achievers’ Award, now in its 15th year, was held successfully under the auspicious of YBhg Dato’ Seri Utama S. Samy Vellu, Special Envoy to India and South Asia on Infrastructure and Chairman of MIED. The 15th President’s Achievers’ Award for students took place on 25th March 2017 at the Merdeka Hall, PWTC. The event was graced by distinguished guests and parents from various states in the country.

In his addressing speech, YBhg Dato’ Seri Utama congratulated all the award recipients, their families and dedicated headmasters and teachers from Tamil Schools all over Malaysia.

At this function, YBhg Dato’ Seri Utama presented cash incentives of RM500, certificates and trophy each to 166 Tamil School students who had scored straight 8As. In order to motivate the 7As scorers, cash incentives of RM500 and certificates were awarded to 227 students too. At the same time, YBhg Dato’ Seri Utama Samy Vellu congratulated the parents of these students, their headmasters and teachers for providing the necessary support and guidance in order for these students to achieve such excellent results.

Along with the students, 168 Tamil School headmasters were also honored with trophies and certificates as a special recognition.

SJK(T) UPSR Results (Subject wise) for Year 2016

SubjectsResults in 2016 (%)
Tamil (Writing)91.19
Tamil (Comprehension)89.61
Bahasa Melayu (Writing)77.52
Bahasa Melayu (Comprehension)87.39
English (Writing)73.94
English (Comprehension)85.79

Breakdown of 2016 UPSR Examination Achievers (State wise)

NoStateNo of SchoolsNo of Students
scored 8A's
No of Students
scored 7A's
6Pulau Pinang14621
7Wilayah Persekutuan857

Outstanding Curriculum Achievers

To encourage the development of a young person’s skills and capacities in every dimension of Curriculum programme, first time in its history, MIED has recognized the Tamil School students whom have participated internationally and successfully obtained award and prizes in the year of 2016. A total of 49 students were chosen all over the states and were presented of cash incentives of RM500 and certificates by YBhg Dato’ Seri Utama.

Top Tamil Schools Achieving Exemplary Results

The 4 best top schools for achieving exemplary results, namely SJK (T) Simpang Lima, SJK (T) Yahya Awal and SJK (T) Tun Aminah, followed by SJK(T) Tun Sambanthan were presented with a plague and a mock cheque amounting RM7,000, RM5,000, RM3,000 and RM3,000 each respectively. Additionally, a total of 5 HP Notebooks has been given for 5 students as lucky draw gifts.

NoSchoolNo of Achievers
No of Achievers

The table below shows the tremendous increase in the number of students from Tamil schools in Malaysia in the UPSR examination since year 1999.

199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016 - 8A's2016 - 7A's