77.77 pc pass SSC exams


Staff Reporter :
About 77.77 percent of students passed this year's Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations under the 10 educational boards across the country, according to results published on Sunday.
The combined pass rate of all the 10 education boards however, declined to 77.77 percent from 80.35 percent of last year.
Pass rate of general education (SSC) is 79.40%, Madrasha 70.89% and Vocational 71.96%.
As many as 1,10,629 students secured the highest Grade Point Average (GPA-5) this year whereas it was1,04,761 in 2017.
The average pass rate of SSC examinations under eight education boards is 79.40 per cent which is lower than last year's 81.21 per cent The number of students who secured Grade Point Average of 5 (GPA-5), is 1, 02,845. The number of students who secured GPA-5 has increased to 4,881 from previous year.
Madrasa and vocational boards have experienced a drop in this year's success rate with a pass rate of 70.89 percent and 71.96 percent respectively.
The pass rate under madrasa board was 76.20 percent last year while 78.69 percent students passed under the vocational board in 2017.
The pass rate at a glance of eight general education board are -Dhaka-81.48%, Sylhet-70.43%, Dinajpur-77.62%, Rajshahi-86.07%, Cumilla-80.40%, Barisal-77.11%, Jessore-73.67%, Chattagram-75.50%.
The female students achieved better results than the male students in this year's SSC examinations but the boys outnumbered girls in securing GPA-5.
The pass rate of female students under eight general education boards is 80.35 percent while the rate of male students is 78.40 percent. The statistic shows that females are ahead with 1.95% points more than males.
However, the boys outnumbered the girls in terms of GPA-5.
A total of 55,701 male students achieved GPA-5 while a total of 54,928 female students achieved the GPA-5 results this year's SSC and equivalent exams.
A total of 8,32,326 female students appeared in the examinations and 7,92,097 male students took part under the eight general boards in the SSC examinations.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over the copies of overall results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday morning at her official residence Gonobhaban in the capital.
The Prime Minister unveiled the result digitally, which is available online after 2:00pm of Sunday.The students can get the results from their respective schools or by visiting www.educationboardresults.gov.bd.
The SSC and its equivalent examinations began across the country on 1 February and ended on 26 February while the practical exams continued until 4 March.
Chairmen of the 10 education boards handed the copies of results of their respective boards to the Prime Minister.
Later, Sheikh Hasina exchanged views with students and teachers of two districts - Barishal and Bandarban-through videoconferencing.
A total of 20.31 lakh students from 28,551 educational institutions under 10 education boards appeared in this year's SSC and equivalent examinations.
The examinations, held in February, were marred by widespread allegations of question leak that drew fierce criticism.
A government probe committee found question papers of "Kha" set of multiple choice questions (MCQ) of 12 out of 17 subjects were leaked, but the education ministry decided not to retake the exams as "an insignificant number" of students benefited from the leak.
How to get results:
The results will be available via Short Message Service (SMS).
Students can get the results by typing "SSC/DAKHIL first three letters of the board's namestudent's roll number2018" and sending the message to 16222.
Requests for a review can be made through state-run mobile operator Teletalk in between May 7 and 13.