SSC results announced, average pass 77.77 pc

Published : 06 May 2018, 21:20

Jagoroniya Desk

The results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2018 under 10 education boards were published today with 77.77 percent pass. 

A total of 1,10,629 students got the highest Grade Point Average (GPA-5) in the examinations, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told a press briefing on SSC result at his ministry here. 

He said the female students have outnumbered their male counterparts in terms of pass rate in this year's SSC or equivalent examinations.

A total of 7,84,245 female students passed the examinations with 78.85 percent success rate this year while the number of successful male students is 7,91,859 with 76.71 percent pass rate, the minister added. 

A total of 7,04,034 female students passed the examinations with 80.78 percent success rate last year while the number of successful male students was 7,27,688 with 79.93 percent pass rate.

Nahid said different initiatives of the ministry have played a positive role in improving some indices in the results of this year's Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations.

"Some positive indications have been noticed in the index of this year's results of SSC and equivalent examinations. Different initiatives, including distribution of free textbooks in time, broadcasting teaching sessions on television by the teachers of the country's best schools and anti-cheating campaigns of the Education Ministry played a vital role in this regard," he said. 

The exams of 23 subjects were held through creative method this year, the minister said, adding that the answer sheets of all education boards were evaluated in an identical process. 

Chief examiners were given training and directives for evaluating the answer sheets properly, Nahid said. Alongside the increased participation of science students in the exams, the pass rate has also increased, he observed. 

According to the results, a total of 1574 educational institutions achieved 100 percent pass rate in this year's SSC and equivalent examinations, while the number was 2,266 last year. 

Of those, 184 institutions are from Dhaka, 206 from Rajshahi, 74 from Cumilla, 73 from Jashore, 27 from Chattogram, 50 from Barishal, 23 from Sylhet, 84 from Dinajpur, while 757 are under Madrasa Board and 96 under Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB).

Rajshahi Education Board has secured the top position among 10 education boards with 86.07 percent pass rate in the SSC and equivalent examinations this year.

The pass rate of Dhaka Board is 81.48 percent, while it is 80.40 percent in Cumilla Board, 77.11 percent in Barishal Board, 76.64 percent in Jashore Board, 77.62 percent in Dinajpur Board, 75.50 percent in Chattogram Board, 70.42 percent in Sylhet Board, 70.89 percent in Madrasah Board and 71.96 percent in Technical education board.

Sylhet education board fell at the bottom of this year's SSC and equivalent examination results in terms of pass rate, according to the results published here today.

Pass rate of Sylhet board is 70.42 while Rajshahi education board secured top position with 86.07 percentage of pass rate

This year, a total of 20,31,889 students, including 10,23,212 boys and 10,08,687 girls, appeared in the examinations. 

In 2017, a total of 17,86,613 students -- 9,10,501 boys and 8,76,112 girls -- took part in the examinations. 

The Education Ministry sources said 16,27,378 students appeared in the SSC examination under the eight general education boards this year while 2,89,752 in Dakhil examination under Madrasah Education Board and 1,14,769 in vocational examination under Bangladesh Technical Education Board.

Source: BSS

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