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87.44pc pass SSC

GPA-5 increases, pass rate falls

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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Results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations under 11 education boards across the country were published on Monday, showing a pass rate of 87.44 per cent.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the results through videoconferencing from Ganabhaban in the capital.

Earlier in the day, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni handed over the summary of the exam results to the Prime Minister.

Later in the day, Dipu Moni provided the detailed information on the exam results at a press conference at International Mother Language Institute in the capital.

The results show some 2,69,602 students or 13.51 percent of the total students across the country have got GPA-5. Of them, 1,21,156 are male and 148,446 female.

The number of GPA-5 has gone up, but the pass rate has come down in the SSC and equivalent examinations this year.

Compared to last year’s, the number of students who got GPA-5 has increased by 86,262. Last year, some 1,83,340 students obtained GPA-5.

Dhaka Education Board had the highest number of GPA-5 recipients with 64,984. Sylhet Education Board had the lowest number of GPA-5 examinees with 7,565.

A total of 19,94,139 students from 29,591 educational institutions took part in SSC, Dakhil and SSC (vocational) exams under 11 education boards at 3,789 centres. Of them, 1,743,619 students have come out successful.

Of the total students who took part in the SSC and equivalent examinations, 87.44 percent have passed this year. Last year, 93.58 percent students passed the exams.

Last year, some 22,40,395 students participated in the examinations. Of them, 20,96,546 students passed.

Like the number of GPA-5, girls outshined boys in terms of pass rate as well. A total of 9,98,193 boys and 9,95,944 girls took part in the exams, while 8,70,046 boys and 8,73,573 girls have passed.    The total pass rate of girls stood at 87.71 percent, while the success rate of boys was 87.16 percent.

The average pass rate is 88.10 percent in 9 general education boards, 82.22 percent in Madrasa Education Board, and 84.07 percent in Technical Education Board.

Students from the Jashore Education Board achieved the highest pass rate in the Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations.

The pass rate in Jashore was 95.17 percent. The Sylhet Education Board had the lowest pass rate with 78.82 percent.

Besides, pass rate in Dhaka Education Board is 90 percent, Mymensingh 86.07 percent, Rajshahi 85.88 percent, Cumilla 91.28 percent, Chattogram 87.53 percent, Barishal 89.61 percent and Dinajpur 81.14 percent.

The number of institutions with a 100 per cent pass rate has declined this year compared to the previous year’s.

A total of 2,975 educational institutions under all education boards secured 100 cent percent pass rate this year, while last year, the number was 5,494.

The results also show that the number of educational institutions with zero pass rate is 50 this year, which was 18 last year.

SSC and equivalent exams usually start in February. But this year the exams began on September 15 after being delayed for a long time due to the corona pandemic and recurrent floods in Sylhet and other northern districts.

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Anika Tanjum got GPA-5 while Ety Khatun 4.93, Afeida Khandaker 4.39, Kohati Kisku 4.05, Surma Jannat 4, Shaheda Akter Ripa 3.83 and Unnoti Khatun 3.50.