Dhaka, April 19: A total of 82,500 students have achieved scholarships in the Primary Terminal Examinations- 2015.
Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman announced the list of scholarship recipients in a press conference held at the secretariat on Tuesday.
The scholarships were given in two categories — talent pool and general — on the basis of highest marks in the examinations held in last year.
Of the scholarships, 33,000 students have been selected for talent pool scholarships while 49,500 students in general category.
More 27,500 students have got scholarship from the previous year’s number, and the amount of scholarship money has also been increased this year.
Some 28.39 lakh students took the Primary Terminal Examination, conducted by the Directorate of Primary Education, in November last year across the country. Of them, 27.97 lakh passed the exams with 27,5980 examinees receiving GPA-5.