Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– On an average 66.64 per cent of examinees passed the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations-2018 held under 10 education boards of Bangladesh this year.
Of them, a total of 29,262 candidates scored maximum grade point average GPA-5 this year, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said while addressing at a press conference on HSC and equivalent results at his ministry in the capital on Thursday.
Among the GPA-5 holders, 15,581 are male students and 13,681 are female, he said adding a total of 25,562 students achieved GPA-5 under eight general education boards, 1,244 students under madrasah education board and 2,456 under technical education board.
A total of 1288,757 students including 680,884 females from 8,945 educational institutions appeared in this year’s HSC and equivalent examinations, the minister added.
Among the examinees, 858,101 students have been successful in the HSC and equivalent examinations, according to the minister.
A total of 1183,686 examinees appeared in the HSC and equivalent examinations last year.
The minister handed over a summary of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Gonobhaban residence in Dhaka on Thursday morning, according to reports,
Female students in the HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) and equivalent examinations have outnumbered the male students in terms of pass rate this year.
According to the results, percentage of pass of female students is 69.72 while that of the male students is 63.88.
On an average 66.64 percent of examinees passed examinations under 10 education boards of the country.
As many as 680,848 male students participated in the examination while the number of female students was 607,909, it added.
A total of 400 educational institutions achieved 100 per cent pass rate in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations-2018 across the country this year.
Of those, 39 institutions are from Dhaka Board, 19 from Rajshahi, 14 from Cumilla, 6 from Jashore, 5 from Chattogram, 5 from Barishal, 5 from Sylhet and 10 from Dinajpur while the number of hundred percent successful institutions under Madrasa Board is 288.
A total of 532 educational institutions achieved 100 percent pass rate in the HSC and its equivalent exams last year.
Students of 55 colleges and madrasas under six out of 10 Education Boards failed to come out successful in this year’s HSC and equivalent examinations.
The number of zero pass rate institutions is six in Dhaka Board, six in Rajshahi Board, two in Cumilla, four in Jashore Board, one in Chattogram, two in Barishal Board, two in Sylhet, 12 in Dinajpur, 13 in Madrasah Board and seven in technical board.
The number of colleges and madrasas with `zero results’ was 72 last year.
Barishal Board has secured the top position among eight general educational boards with 70.55 percent pass rate in the HSC examinations this year.
Some 62,173 students appeared in the examination under Barishal Board. Of them, 43,861 have come out successful.
The pass rate of Rajshahi Board is 66.51 percent, while it is 66.13 percent in Dhaka, 65.42 percent in Cumilla, 62.73 percent in Chattogram, 62.11 percent in Sylhet, 60.40 percent in Jashore and 60.21 in Dinajpur Board.
Students under Dinajpur Education Board performed poor in terms of pass rate compared to other education boards with 60.21 percent pass rate.
The board also made poor performance in terms of its own performance compared to the previous year. Last year, Dinajpur Board secured 65.44 percent pass.
The eight general education boards secured 64.55 percent pass rate with 25,562 GPA-5 achievers in the HSC examinations this year.
A total of 1072,028 students appeared in the examinations while 691,958 came out successful under eight general education boards, according to the results published on Thursday.
The pass rate has reduced by 2.29 percent compared to the last year’s 66.84 percent.
Number of GPA-5 achievers also reduced as 33,242 students attained the maximum grade point average (GPA) in last year’s examinations.
The Technical Education Board secured 75.50 percent pass rate in the HSC and equivalent examinations this year.
Some 2,456 students scored the (Grade Point Average) GPA-5. Of them, 933 are male students and 1,523 are female.
Under the board, some 118,000 examinees appeared at the examinations while 89,089 came out successful. Of the successful students, 60,923 are male and 28,166 female.
A total of 2,669 students scored GPA-5 from Technical Education Board last year with 81.33 percent pass rate.
Madrasah Education Board secured 78.67 percent pass rate with 1,244 GPA-5 achievers in the HSC and equivalent examinations this year.
Of the GPA-5 achievers under the board, 864 are male and 380 are female.
Some 97,793 students appeared in the examinations and 76,932 came out successful under the Madrasah Board.
Of the successful students, 42,907 are male and 34,025 female.
The Madrasah board secured 77.02 percent pass with 1,815 GPA-5 achievers in the examinations last year.
As many as 263 students of seven overseas centres came out successful in the HSC examinations this year with 92.28 percent pass rate.
A total of 285 students appeared in the examinations from the overseas centres. Of the successful students, 16 got GPA-5.
Students of Science Group secured top position with 21,171 GPA-5 in the HSC examinations this year.
A total of 2,437 students got GPA-5 from Business Studies Group and 1,954 from Humanities group.
As many as 238,903 examinees from science group appeared in the HSC examinations this year, 564,231 from humanities group and 268,894 from Business Studies Group.
As many as 12,938 students scored GPA-5 under Dhaka Education Board in the HSC examinations this year with 66.13 percent pass rate. Among the GPA-5 achievers under Dhaka Board, 6923 are male and 6015 female.
Some 369,760 students appeared in the HSC examinations under the Dhaka board. Of the total, 244,512 came out successful.
Among the successful examinees, 118,399 are male and 1,26,113 female.
A total of 18,930 students scored GPA-5 from Dhaka Board last year.