CHATTOGRAM: A total of 12,143 students achieved GPA-5 in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination under Chattogram education board.
The number of GPA-5 achievers is over four times higher compared to the results of the previous occasion.The number of GPA-5 achievers was 2,860 in 2019.
A total of 97,967 students were supposed to appear in the examinations from 265 colleges.
Sources in the board informed that the pass rate was 62.19 percent in 2019 while 62.73 in 2018, 61.09 in 2017, 64.60 in 2016, 63.49 in 2015 and 70.06percent in 2014.
The number of top graders was 1,613, 1,391, 2,253, 2,129 and 2,646 in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 respectively.
A total of 10,043 students from the Science Group secured the GPA-5 while 1,575 students from the Business Studies and 525 from the Humanities groups this year.
Among them, 1,299 students who didn’t secure it in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinations also secured the highest grade as the results have been prepared through subject mapping method.On the other hand, 50 students didn’t get GPA-5 despite securing it in the SSC and JSC exams.
Among the all passed students, 50,032 are female and 47,935 male. Of them, 22,052 were from Science, 37,139 from Business Studies and 38,776 from the Humanities groups.
The board Controller of Examination Prof Narayan Chandra Nath announced the result at a press conference at the education board on Saturday afternoon.
They prepared the results considering subject mapping system along with the total results of the SSC and JSC, he said.
Asked about not getting GPA-5 by some students, the controller said that they followed the subject mapping system instructed by the higher authorities.
The results have been published after compiling 75 percent marks of the SSC result and 25 percent from the JSC result.
Mentionable, this is the first batch of students who will receive certificates without examinations as the government decided not to hold the HSC exam due to the Covid-19 pandemic in October last year.
The HSC and equivalent examinations were scheduled to begin on April 1 in 2020. But, the government postponed it on March 22 due to the pandemic.