Both the pass percentage and the number of GPA-5 achievers marked rise in the Junior School Certificate (JSC) examination results under Chattogram Education Board this year while the Primary Education Completion (PSC) results saw decrease in both the pass rate and the number of top graders.
Out of 205,871 appeared students, 170,734 passed the JSC examinations this year marking a pass rate of 82.93 percent against 81.52 percent of the last year.The pass percentage was 81.17 percent in 2017, 90.75 in 2016, 85.48 in 2015 and 84.29 in 2014.
Besides, a total of 6,041 students achieved GPA-5 against the 5,231 of the previous occasion. Of the top graders, 3,622 are female and 2,419 male students.
The number of top graders was 10,315 in 2017, 14,135 in 2016, 12,268 in 2015 and 10,487 in 2014.
Female students did better result than the male ones marking a pass percentage of 83.05 against 82.79 of the male ones.
On the other hand, the number of hundred percent pass institutions is 102 this year.
The pass percentage in the Chattogram metropolitan area is 87.63 percent while in the district excluding the metropolitan area is 81.16 percent.The pass percentage in Cox’s Bazar district is 84.10 percent while 79.50 in Rangamati, 79.77 in Bandarban and 80.88 in Khagrachhari district.
A total of 3,091 students remained absent and four were expelled in the examinations this year.
In terms of GPA-5 achievers, Chattogram Collegiate School topped the list among the total 1,274 schools under the board.
Out of 343 examinees from this school, 293 got GPA-5 with hundred per cent pass rate.
Dr Khastagir Government Girls’ High School secured second position with 278 GPA-5 achievers while Bangladesh Mahila Samity Girls’ High School third position with 241 GPA-5 achievers.
The board Examination Controller Narayan Chandra Nath made the results public at a press conference at the education board on Tuesday noon.
He informed that the board results witnessed 1.41 percent rise in pass percentage compared to the previous occasion.
“We earlier instructed all the examiners to evaluate the answer scripts with highest sincerities in this year,” he said.
Regarding securing 7th position among all the boards in the country, the examination controller said bad results of students from three districts and rural areas of Chattogram are behind the situation.
The Controller Narayan informed that the number of GPA-5 achievers increased 810 this year and the number is 2.93 percent of the total passed students.
On the other hand, both pass percentage and the number of GPA-5 achievers decreased in the result of Primary Education Completion (PSC) examinations under the education board this year.
Out of 133,423 appeared students, 129,143 passed successfully marking pass percentage of 96.79 percent against the 97.98 of the last year, said District Primary Education Officer Md Shahidul Islam.
Of the passing students, 16,532 secured the GPA-5 this year while the number was 18,184 last year, he said.
The pass percentage decreased by 1.19 percent this year compared to the previous occasion, added the education officer.