SSC pass rate, number of GPA-5 achievers rise

Compared to the previous year, the pass rate and the number of GPA-5 gainers both have increased in this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations.

A total of 2,040,082 students under 10 boards, including one madrasa and a technical board, were enrolled to appear at the examinations this year. Of them, 1,690,523 passed which is 82.87 per cent of the total number. This was 82.20 per cent last year.

The number of GPA-5 scorers has also increased this year. A total of 135,898 students secured GPA-5 this year while 105,598 examinees got the same last year.

Education minister Dipu Moni announced this during her disclosure of the results on Facebook live on Sunday.

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Nine general education boards have a combined pass rate of 83.75 per cent, while the rate is 82.51 per cent for the madrasa board and 71.7 per cent for the technical education board.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday formally announced the results of SSC exams through video conferencing from her official Ganobhaban residence in the capital.

Earlier, the chairmen of education boards handed over the copy of results to education minister Dipu Moni.