A representational image.
A representational image.

The Rajshahi Education Board secured the top position while Sylhet fared worst among the nine general education boards in this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations, in terms of the pass rate.

This is the third successive year that Rajshahi have secured divisional the top spot. Sylhet too have been rooted to the bottom now for three years in a row.

According to the results published on Sunday, 90.4 per cent of students sitting for the examinations under the Rajshahi Board were deemed to have passed, followed by Jashore with 87.3 per cent - the same top two as last year.

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The Cumilla Board came third this year with an 85.2 per cent pass rate, edging out Chattogram where 84.8 per cent of the students passed. Dinajpur stood fifth with 82.7 per cent.

Dhaka came 6th with an 82.3 per cent pass rate, ahead of Mymensingh’s 80.1 per cent.

The only two boards to fall below an 80 per cent pass rate this year were Barishal with 79.7 per cent and last-placed Sylhet with 78.8 per cent.