HSC results acceptable, good: PM

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Dhaka, July 17: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday appreciated the results of this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations but noted that they will be better if the students pay proper attention.

“The results are sufficiently acceptable and good,” she said after receiving the HSC and equivalent results from Education Minister Dipu Moni at her official residence Ganobhaban.

“I think that if the students pay proper attention, their results will be better,” she said.

She said she believes that education is the key to building a prosperous and developed nation free from hunger and poverty.

“An educated nation can build a developed, prosperous, poverty and hunger-free country,” she said.

Earlier, education minister Dr Dipu Moni handed over a summary of the results to the premier at her official Ganabhaban residence in the morning.

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), Alim, HSC Vocational, HSC (Business Management) and Diploma in Business Studies (DIBS) examinations were held under eight general education boards, madrasa and technical education boards from April 1 to May 23.

A total of 9,88,172 students passed the exams out of 13, 36, 629 appeared from 10 education boards, including Madrasa Education Board and Technical Education Board.

The combined pass rate of all the 10 education boards is 73.93 percent, and a total of 47,286 students obtained GPA (grade point average)-5.

The pass rate in eight education boards is 71.85 percent, while 88.56 percent came out successful in madrasa education board and it is 82.62 percent in technical education board.

Later, the chairmen of 10 education boards handed over results of their respective boards to the prime minister.

The premier later published the results digitally by pressing a button of a laptop.

PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman conducted the function, while Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury Nowfel, Senior Secretary of Secondary and Higher Secondary Division under the Education Ministry Sohrab Hossain and PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim were present, among others.

The education minister will formally publish the results of HSC and equivalent examinations-2019 at a press conference at 12.30pm in the conference room of the Education Ministry at Bangladesh Secretariat.

Examinees will get their results from respective examination centres or educational institutions, websites of respective centres, and through internet and mobile phones.