Dhaka, May 11: The results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations were published on Wednesday with an average success rate of 88.29 percent.
A total of 14,52,605 examinees out of 16,45,201 passed under the ten education boards and the number of GPA-5 holders were 1,09,761 this year which was 1,11,901 last year.
This year the average pass percentage of the SSC and equivalent examinations under ten education boards is 88.29, which were 87.04 last year.
Average 88.39 percent girl students passed this year while the boys were 88.20 but boys obtained 57,727 GPA-5 while the girls were 52,034 GPA-5. Even the participation of girls was higher this year by 17,616 and the number of pass of girl students was higher than boys by 14,791.
Under the 10 education boards, the highest pass percentage was in Rajshahi by 95.70 percent and lowest was the Barisal board by 79.41 percent.
Dhaka education board obtained the highest number of GPA-5 by 40,833 and Sylhet board got the lowest number of GPA-5 by 2266.
The education minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Wednesday presented this information at a press conference at his office at the Secretariat.
Under the eight education boards, the total pass percent was 88.70, which has been increased by 1.98 percent compared to last year 86.72 percent.
The number of GPA-5 holders under eight education boards this year was 96,769 which was 93,631 last year.
Rajshahi boards under eight education boards scored the highest pass rate by 95.70 percent followed by Jessore which percentage was 91.85. Chittagong board 90.44 percent, Dinajpur 89.59 percent, Dhaka board 88.67 percent, Sylhet board 84.77 and Comilla board 84 percent.
Under the eight education boards, Dhaka obtained the highest GPA-5 numbering 40,833 followed by Rajshahi numbering 17,594. Jessore got 9444, Dinajpur 8899, Chittagong 7666, Comilla 6954, Barisal 3113 and Sylhet 2266.
The pass percentage of Madrasa Board was 88.22, which was 90.20 percent which means the results dropped by 1.98 percent. Even the number of GPA-5 under Madrasa Board has dropped drastically. This year the GPA-5 was 5,895 when it was 11,338 last year.
This year the pass percentage under Technical board was 83.11 percent which was 83.01 last year. Besides, the number of GPA-5 has been increased by 165 compared to last year 6,932.
The pass percentage in Science Group dropped this year compared to last year by 0.46 percent but the number of GPA-5 holders increased this year.
From science group a total of 89,384 students obtained GPA-5 which was 86,275 last year and the pass percentage this year was 95.89.
The pass percentage from humanities and business studies groups were 83.36 and 88.98 percent which were increased by 4.04 and 2.05 respectively. The number of GPA-5 in humanities group dropped by six this year (1,201).
Under the overseas centres, a total of 395 students took part but 353 students passed and got 112 GPA-5.
About the increase of average pass rate, the education minister said, “There were a number of initiatives taken by the ministry like distributing textbooks in time, telecasting the teaching of best educational institutions on television and different anti-copying initiatives and use of ICT.”
Among others, education secretary Md Sohrab Hossain, director general of directorate of secondary and higher secondary education Prof Fahima Khatun, ministry officials and boards chairmen were present on the occasion.
Earlier, the education minister and board chairmen handed over the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Gonobhaban residence on Wednesday morning.