Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-A total of 87.04 percent of students have passed in this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations in Bangladesh.
This year, the pass rate has decreased by 4.3 percent than the previous year, according to the result which was published on Saturday.
The achievers of GPA-5 also showed a declining trend as a total of 111,901 examinees have got GPA-5 this year.
Last year, 91.34 percent students had passed in the examinations while 142, 276 examinees achieved GPA-5.
Shamsul Hoque Khan School & College achieved first position in SSC exams in Dhaka Board this year.
Results are also available through mobile operators’ short messaging service (SMS) and at the www.educationboardresults.gov.bd website.
In Chittagong Board, 82.77 percent students passed the examinations while 7,116 students achieved GPA-5.
A total of 84.22 percent students passed in Comilla Board and of them, 10,195 students got GPA-5.
A total of 94.97 percent students passed in Rajshahi Board and 85.05 percent in Dinajpur Board.
In Sylhet Board, the pass rate is 81.82 percent and of them, 2,452 students got GPA-5.
Barisal Board witnessed the pass rate of 84.37 percent and of them 3,171 students achieved GPA-5.
The pass rate in Madrasa Board is 90.20 percent and 11,338 students secured GPA-5.
In the Technical Education Board, 83.01 percent students came out successfully this year.
Earlier at 10 in the morning, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over a copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated the students for scoring good results despite adverse political situation.
The premier blamed the political unrest including indefinite blockade of roads, rail and waterways and general strikes for the fall of the pass rates.
The SSC exams dates rescheduled twice within a week from the original date of February 2.
Later, the exams began on February 6, on Friday, which was weekly holiday in Bangladesh, due to the countrywide strikes.