The results of the alternative evaluation of the candidates for the last year's HSC and equivalent examinations under 11 education boards were published on Saturday, showing a 100 percent pass rate.
All of total 13,67,377 students from 9,063 educational institutions across the country have achieved pass marks as the government authorities could not hold HSC and equivalent exams due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The GPA (grade point average) has been made with 75 percent cumulated from their SSC results and 25 per cent from their JSC or JDC results.
A total of 161,807 students have achieved GPA-5 in HSC and equivalent exams in all the boards.
The number of GPA-5 achievers was 47,286 in 2019 and 29,262 in 2018. The pass rate of HSC and equivalent exams was 73.93 per cent in 2019 and 66.64 per cent in 2018.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the results after joining a ceremony at the International Mother Language Institute in the capital through videoconferencing from Ganabhaban.
The prime minister asked people to refrain from making “unnecessary criticism” of HSC and equivalent results that have been published without holding exams.
She said a “futile” discussion will only put more pressure on the students, who have already been affected due to the closure of educational institutions for a long time.Earlier in the day, on behalf of the prime minister, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni received the results at the ceremony where chairmen of eleven education boards handed over the results.
The HSC batch of 2020 will be the first batch of students who will get certificates without sitting for the examinations as it is the first time in the history of the country that a public examination has been cancelled.
A total of 13,67,377 students were registered to sit for HSC and equivalent exams 2020 and all of them have become successful.
A total of 1,145,329 students have passed the HSC exams from nine general education boards, 88,302 passed Alim from Madrasa Board and 133,746 from the Technical Education Board.
The number of GPA-5 achievers has increased to 11.83 per cent from 3.54 per cent in the previous year.
A total of 1,61,807 students have achieved GPA-5 in HSC and equivalent exams 2020. Of them, a total of 1,53,614 achieved GPA-5 in nine general education boards, 4,048 in Madrasah Board and 4,145 in Technical Board.
The data shows that a total of 17,043 candidates, who did not get GPA 5 in their SSC and JSC results, were awarded GPA-5 in HSC and equivalent exams which was 8,570 in 2019 and 4,157 in 2018 and 6,976 in 2017.
Meanwhile, a total of 396 candidates have not achieved GPA-5 even though they got GPA 5 in both SSC and JSC exams. In 2019, the number of such candidates was 45,865, 52,634 in 2018 and 17,371 in 2017.
A total of 268244 students passed from science group, 627642 in humanities group and 249443 in business studies group under the 11 education boards.
Addressing the ceremony, Dipu Moni urged the students to be a good people with proper education and morality and dedicate themselves to the public welfare.
She suggested that guardians make their children for the welfare of people and the country.
She also said, “If your (guardians) children don’t get the education to be engaged in the welfare of the country and people, the education will not be meaningful, the real purpose of education will be disrupted.”
The HSC and equivalent examinations were scheduled to begin on April 1 in 2020 where a total of 1,367,377 students were set to sit for, but the government postponed the exams on March 22 due to the pandemic.
Earlier on January 25, the government issued a gazette of three amendment bills for publishing the results of HSC and equivalent exams without holding examinations.
Before publishing the gazette, President M Abdul Hamid assented to the bills. The amendment bills were passed in parliament on January 24, paving the path for publishing the HSC results without holding the tests.
These bills are “Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Bill 2021,” “Bangladesh Technical Education Board (Amendment) Bill 2021,” and “Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board (Amendment) Bill 2021.”
As per the previous laws, there was no provision to publish the HSC results without holding exams. Since it was not possible to hold examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the amendment bills were placed.
The cabinet earlier this month approved the draft bill for an amendment to the Intermediate and Secondary Education Ordinance 1961 allowing the education boards to publish the results without holding examinations during any crisis.
Examinees can get the results from the education board websites, Education Board Bangladesh and also from the websites of their respective education boards.