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Rumours of question leak, students' poor performance

Pass rate 5-year low in CEB

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Students of Chattogram Collegiate School which obtained first position rejoicing their successful SSC result on Sunday.

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A total of 1,02,037 students came out successful in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations under Chattogram Education Board (CEB)  out of at least 13.5 lakh students from 1,023 schools.
this year with the decrease of both percentage of pass and number of GPA-5 scorers.
According to results published here on Sunday, the pass rate in the board is 75.5, which is 8.49 percent less than the previous year and  Pass rate  is 5-year low.
It fell around 8.5 percentage points to 75.5 percent from last year's 83.99 percent. The pass rate was 90.45 percent in 2016, 82.77 in 2015 and 91.4 in 2014.
Md Tawarik Alam, Acting Exam Controller of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Chittagong, announced the result  on Sunday.
He said they found four reasons behind the lower pass rate.
"Rumours of question leak; students' poor performance in math and humanities; poor results of students in three hill districts; and a lack of quality teachers in remote hill areas -- all these had a cumulative effect on the results," he said.
The number of GPA-5 achievers also dropped. This year, 8,094 students got GPA-5 while it was 8,344 last year.
Meanwhile, students expelled for adopting unfair means also rose to 75, highest in the last five years.
According to the board's data, number of educational institutions with cent percent pass rate also dropped. This year, the number stands at 27 compared to last year's 56.

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