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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Assessment of Co-curricular Activity Participation (Penilaian Penglibatan Aktiviti Kokurikulum)

Posted by Chong

The post entitled Co-curricular Activity Participation Explained that I wrote last year with some additional details provided by BooNBoX was very helpful to most SPM and STPM students. As time passes, the information on that post might no longer relevant and hence I figure it is time to write an up-to-date post on the same topic -- Assessment of Co-curricular Activity Participation.

It is February and the co-curricular activities in most if not all secondary schools in Malaysia have started. I believe that new committee members for 2007 have been elected to lead and to run their respective clubs and organizations. In my school, we have even finished our annual cross-country (larian desa) and sports day (hari sukan) one week before Chinese New Year. By the way, I hope that I am not too late to wish you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year!

How 10% is Calculated from Co-curriculum?

You might have already known that co-curricular activity participation contributes 10 percent in the BPKP/UPU (Bahagian Pengurusan Kemasukan Pelajaran, BPKP which was formerly known as Unit Pusat Universiti, UPU) selection system for enrolment into local public universities while the remaining 90 percent is based on your SPM or STPM results (academics). The 10 percent is calculated by adding the marks from the top two categories with the highest marks out of four categories which are club or society (kelab atau persatuan), sport (sukan dan permainan), uniform body (badan beruniform) and national service (khidmat negara) and then divide the total marks by 2. The marks allocated for each category is 100% -- attendance 50%, position 10%, participation 20% and achievement 20%. We will get the total marks (maximum 200%) by adding the marks from two categories with the highest marks and then divide it by 2 to get a total maximum of 100%. Next, bonus marks are added if any. Then the marks are to be scaled to 10% by dividing by 10.

For example, Shakira got 58% for club or society, 88% for sport and 74% for uniform body. She was not selected to undergo national service hence two categories with the highest marks were chosen from three categories instead of four in the calculation. The marks for sport and uniform body are added up (88 + 74 = 162) and then divided by 2 (162 / 2 = 81). She got 10 bonus marks for being the head prefect (81 + 10 = 91). The marks are then divided by 10 (91 / 10 = 9.1). So, Shakira got 9.1% per 10% for her co-curricular activity.

Attendance (Kehadiran) -- 50%
The minimum attendance for a uniform body is 18 while 12 for club or society and sports. So, if you are the president of your society or club or sport, please make sure that you will organize at least 12 meetings and activities throughout the year.

Total attendance of a member: a
Total meetings and activities held: b
Total approved absence (sick leave, representation of school etc): c
Attendance = [a / (b - c)] X 50

Please take note that you will not lose marks in attendance if your absence is approved.

Position (Jawatan disandang) -- 10%
President – 10%
Vice President / Assistant President – 8%
Secretary / Treasurer – 7%
Assistant Secretary / Assistant Treasurer – 6%
Committee Member – 5%
Active Member – 3%
Ordinary Member – 1%

The marking scheme above applies to club or society and sports only whereas uniform body uses a different marking scheme for position. Please refer to page 6 of Panduan Penilaian Aktiviti Kokurikulum Sekolah Menengah[1] to learn the marking scheme for uniform body.

Participation (Penglibatan) -- 20%
Only the highest level of participation is to be used in calculation.

International Level – 20%
National Level – 17%
State Level – 14%
Zone Level / District Level – 11%
School Level – 8%

Achievement (Pencapaian) -- 20%
Only the highest level of achievement achieved is to be used in calculation.

Level – First / Second / Third Prize
International Level – 20% / 19% / 18%
National Level – 17% / 16% / 15%
State Level – 14% / 13%/ 12%
Zone Level / District Level – 11% / 10% / 9%
School Level – 8% / 7% / 6%

Bonus Marks (Markah Bonus) -- 10
Bonus marks are to be added to the average marks of the top two categories with the highest marks as shown in the example above.

Head Prefect – 10
Assistant Prefect – 8
Head / President Librarian / Hostel / Quartermasters – 7
Assistant Librarian / Hostel / Quartermasters – 6
Main Committee Member (Secretary, Treasurer, Bureau Chief) of Librarian / Hostel / PROSTAR / School Cooperation – 5
Committee Member of Librarian / Hostel / PROSTAR / School Cooperation – 4
Class Monitor / Form Monitor / Dormitory Chief / PROSTAR – 3
Assistant Class Monitor / Quartermasters Member - 2

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Are participation and achievement in school sports day considered as sport?
A: Yes, participation and achievement in school sports day are to be given marks under the sport category.

Q: What if the number of meetings and activities held is more than the minimum number of meetings and activities specified by Ministry of Education?
A: Student will be given full marks (50%) for attendance if he attends more than 12 meetings and activities for club or society and sport or 18 for uniform body.

Q: How the co-curriculum for 2006 is assessed for enrolment into local public universities in 2007?
A: Co-curriculum in at least two previous years (in this case, 2005 and 2006) is assessed.

More questions and answers on co-curricular activity participation can be found in Soalan-soalan lazim (FAQ) 10 % Markah Kokurikulum Kemasukan Ke IPTA[2].

Reference and Source
  1. Panduan Penilaian Aktiviti Kokurikulum Sekolah Menengah [PDF Version]
  2. Soalan-soalan lazim (FAQ) 10 % Markah Kokurikulum Kemasukan Ke IPTA [PDF Version]

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  1. I have a little question here.

    I was a 2006 STPM student in a school in KL, but I studied in a different school for From 1 till F5.

    Regarding this co-curricular activity assessment, I was wondering if those achievements and positions I held during my F1 to F5 days can be included in the assessment.

    To be frank, I was very active during F4 and F5. Held high post, joined numerous activities and had a great record of attendance.

    When I was in Form 6, and, also to my dismay, higher posts were awarded to the school's former student (like I've mentioned I was from a different school before). So what I've got is just marks for attendance.

    I approached a few teachers and asked about this question, they weren't too sure about it.

    Does it mean that all my effort during F4 and F5 will just go to waste?

    Does it also mean that only my F6 participation (which I say, is POOR) will be considered?

    Please enlighten me on this matter.

  2. I'm now experiencing the similar situation as you. Since my former secondary school doesn't offer form six, I have to study my form six at another school. Most of us (from the same former school) weren't chosen as the committee members since majority of the members chose their friends or so-called "popular students" in the school -- not us.

    I don't have the answer for your question as I'm still looking for answer for the same question: can participation in form four and five be used in the BKBP/UPU application?

    According to the official guide, co-curriculum activity participation (kegiatan ko-kurikulum) is actually calculated by finding the average of the total marks of your participation from form one to form six. Alternatively, Ministry of Education allows you to use your co-curriculum participation in the last two years. So for a STPM student, last two years will be co-curriculum participation in lower and upper sixth forms -- of which we prefer not to use in the calculation. By the way, I held high posts and participated in a few national-level activities during my form four and form five.

    I've read many forum posts on this, but there's no definite answer with reference to the official source. Some say co-curriculum in form four and four five could be considered while some argues that particication during form six only would be considered.

  3. I have a question here. If i had went to NS how should i add up my co-curricular marks? What i know is add up 2 of d highest mark among 4 categories (for those who went to NS) and divided by 2. I would like to ask that NS has provided me how many marks ??? I hope that may anyone please kindly reply ??

  4. I was hoping you could enlighten me on the marks received if one were to hold the post of school prefect?

  5. I wish I could answer your question with reference to the official source. However, I found that prefect (pengawas) is not mentioned in Panduan Penilaian Aktiviti Kokurikulum Sekolah Menengah after reading it thoroughly just now.

    I remember that at my secondary school, a typical prefect would get 6 bonus marks. Anyone cares to verify this?

  6. The guide isn't concise enough.

    In my school, prefects and librarians are on par level. Of course, prefects have higher authority but in terms of uniform wise and teacher's trust as well as privelleges, both prefects and librarians are equal. Our librarians wear uniforms which are equal to prefects, complete with blazer. Besides, we have equal representation and priorities in all school functions (50%prefects 50%librarians) I know it sounds a little unusual but true.

    Besides, being an established school, there are a few additional boards in my school, like the Museum board and ICT prefects, and also school sportsman board (in charge of co-ordinating the sports events in school)and these people don't get the bonus marks for their hard work. What a pity.

    I'm the head museum prefect... but I can't even get 1 single mark because my board is not recognized by kementerian... although I also stay back in school twice a week, administer the board and carry out my duties faithfully.... sad....


  7. juz want to confirm dis..
    my sch teacher told me that badan beruniform is a must in counting the marks..
    & the other one can choose either kelab or permainan( the higher one)
    is that true?
    can't i choose kelab & permainan as my two highest out of the three?

  8. hey.erm.what are the benefits of having high koko marks? everyone is striving so hard to get a post in societies.I'm kinda worried because i'm not really active in this kind of stuff. They are saying it helps a lot if you are applying for local-U. please do reply as i'm worried sick here.Thank you.

  9. One thing about this marks counting scheme...it varies from school to school slightly, but sometimes in a way that can show a big difference between two students with similar participation from two different schools. For example, certain schools allow students to add up multiple 'Pencapaian' marks. Some just don't, which is ridiculously unfair. Maybe some of us don't care about the marks, but for some of us this counts in our class placing (A, B, or C, Chung Ling). In the first place, why did the Education Ministry introduce this slightly idiotic marks scheme to burden pupils and teachers with heavy workload when it cannot be even properly managed and done? It's all PAPERWORK, people, and if you don't feel the difficulty of it, perhaps you should ask your teacher how he/she balances his/her work!

  10. I jst joined form 6... must i join a Badan Uniform? I am only active in sports and persatuan.. I also hove NS.. Will that be enough?

  11. If i join Kelab PROSTAR, my marks go to the club section or go to the bonus mark or to both?

  12. Hi,thanks a lot for this info.Can i know how to calculate the total marks from form 1 to form 5? Thanks in advance.

  13. i wn to ask about how to calculate the total marks [ tat mean spm + stpm ]??

  14. Hello there :) There's one thing i want to clarify.. Will the form 1 to form5 co-curricular marks be accumulated with form 6 also? Cos, I did badly in my Form 1 - 5 marks. I was wondering will be marks be counted again from zero when i'm in form 6.. Uh, i know this thread is here for a long time already, but I really need help to answer this.. Thanks. (email me at [email protected])

  15. Koku marks will be calculated from 4 or form 5

  16. Is kokurikulum marks needed if I am to enrol into a private university?

    1. What if I want to join UPU, do the Co-Co marks matter? I'm asking this because I lost my Co-Co Certificates


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