Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Nearly 69.60 per cent students passed the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent exams this year which was 78.33 per cent in the last year.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid announced the results while handing over copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gono Bhabhan in the capital Dhaka on Sunday morning.

The minister also said a total of 1061,614 students appeared for the HSC tests this year.

A total of 42,894 students achieved the highest grade point average (GPA)-5 in the public examination.

Among the GPA-5 achievers, 23,293 are boys with 69.04 percent pass rate and 19,601 girls with 70.23 percent pass rate.

A total of 70,461 candidates out of 82,558 came out successful in the examinations under the Madrasah Education Board with 90.19 percent pass rate while a total of 98,296 students took part in the examinations under the Technical Education Board and 89,125 passed with a success rate of 85.58 percent.

Students will get results from their centres, education board websites and mobile phones through SMS shortly after a press conference at 1:00pm. The results will also be available on http://www.educationboardresults.gov.bd