Results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations 2020 held under 11 education boards in the country were published on Sunday with 82.87 per cent pass rate.
The combined success rate has increased by 0.67 per cent this year. It was 82.20 per cent last year.A total of 1,35,898 students have obtained GPA-5 this year and its number was 1,05,594 last year.
This year 20,40,028 students -- 10,21,490 boys and 10,18,538 girls -- sat for SSC and equivalent examinations under 11 education boards. Of them, 1,690,523 candidates successfully cleared the exams.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the results in the morning at a videoconference in her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni provided more details of the results at a briefing on Facebook Live.
Expressing satisfaction over the results, she said the better success rate is the result of the combined efforts from all.
She has advised the unsuccessful students to take further preparations with patience and work hard so that they could pass the next exams with a great success.Data of the results shows that the pass rate in SSC exams is 83.75 percent under nine general education boards, 82.51 percent in Alim exam under Madrasa board and 72.70 percent in vocational exam under technical board.
Rajshahi top again in pass rate, Dhaka top among GPA-5 scorers
Rajshahi Education Board has kept its consistency in securing the top position among nine boards with 90.37 percent pass rate, while Dhaka board students had the highest number of GPA-5 scorers.
The Rajshahi board also secured the top position with 91.64 percent pass rate last year.
Like the previous years, Sylhet Education Board remained at the bottom in terms of pass rate and GPA-5. The board saw 78.79 percent pass rate.
The pass rate is 82.34 percent in Dhaka, 85.22 in Cumilla, 87.31 percent in Jessore, 85.75 percent in Chittagong, 79.70 percent in Barishal, 82.73 percent in Dinajpur and 80.13 for Mymensingh education board.
In terms of GPA-5 obtainers, Dhaka board secured the top position with 36,047 students achieving the highest grade point among the education boards while Sylhet board remained at the bottom in terms of GPA achievers with only 7,434 GPA-5 scorers.
The number of GPA-5 achievers is 9,008 in Chattogram while 10,245 in Cumilla, 4,483 in Barishal, 4,263 in Sylhet, 7,434 in Dinajpur, 13,763 in Jashore, 26,167 in Rajshahi and 12,086 in Mymensingh.
Madrasa and technical board
Madrasa education board has obtained 82.51 percent pass rate while the pass rate was 83.03 percent last year. A total of 228,410 out of 2,76,815 students came out successful form the board.
A total of 7,516 students obtained the maximum grade point average (GPA)-5 while the number of GPA-5 was 6,287 last year under the board.
Meanwhile, the pass rate of technical education board saw a little rise in this year’s SSC (Vocational) exam pass rate. The pass rate is 72.70 percent in the board which was 72.24 percent in 2019.
A total of 131,905 lakh students took part in SSC (vocational) exams. Of them, 95,895 came out successful with 4,885 students obtained GPA-5.
Girls outshine boys
Girl students have shown better results—in both pass rate and scoring a GPA-5—in SSC and equivalent exams this year.
A total of 8,56,631 girls passed the examinations with 84.10 percent success rate this year while the number of successful male students is 8,33,892 with 81.63 percent pass rate.
Female students are 2.47 percent ahead of their male counterparts in terms of pass rate. A total of 70,144 girl students secured GPA-5 while 65,754 boys got the GPA-5 under the 11 educational boards this year.
The girls were also ahead of boys even within the nine general education boards with a pass rate of 84.50 percent. Boys’ pass rate in the boards was 82.95 percent.
The pass rate of female students was 83.28 percent in 2019 while pass rate of boys was 81.13 percent.
Science Group students has kept its consistency in securing the top position in terms of group wise results among nine general education boards with 94.54 percent pass rate which followed by 76.39 percent from business studies, and only 84.80 percent from the humanities groups.
A total of 318 students out of 336 from nine foreign centres have come out successful in the SSC examinations with 94.64 pc pass rate.
Like the previous year, the Education Ministry did not classify schools on the basis of merit this year. The best institution in the country in terms of pass rate and GPA 5 achievers was not mentioned in the published SSC results.
None from 104 institutions passes SSC, equivalent exams
Students from 104 schools and madrasas under six education boards have failed to come out successful in this year’s SSC and equivalent examinations.
The board-wise number of such institutions is one in Dhaka Board, two in Jashore Board, one in Dinajpur Board, two in Mymensingh Board, 48 in Madrasa Board and 50 in Technical Education Board.
The number of schools and madrasas with zero results was 107 in 2019.