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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 83

Bangladesh: results of Higher Secondary and equivalent public exams out

M.A Qader-Reporting from Bangladesh

Dhaka, 27 July ( Results of the Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent public examinations under 10 education boards were published on Saturday.

The combined pass rate for the HSC and equivalent exams stands at 72.78 percent this year, down from 76.19 percent last year.

The HSC pass rate alone stands at 70.43 percent, also down from last year's 74.85 percent, according to papers obtained by ahead of the official release of results due at 1pm Saturday.

Some 18,222 students achieved GPA-5s in the HSC exams under eight general education boards.

The total number of GPA-5 achievers under all 10 boards, including the madrasah and technical boards, was 20,136.

Some 607,872 students countrywide, who sat the exams under 10 education boards in April this year, spent an anxious morning waiting for individual results.

The results of this year's tests taken under Dhaka, Rajshahi, Comilla, Jessore, Chittagong, Sylhet, Barisal, and Dinajpur board and madrasa board and technical education board were simultaneously published on the website, at all the examination centres, educational institutions, education boards and through SMS on mobile phones after 1:00 pm on the day.

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The madrasah board saw the highest pass rate, climbing to 84.14 percent from 82.43 percent last year. Some 59,639 students sat Alim exams this year.

The newly formed Dinajpur Board had the lowest HSC pass rate of 55.90 percent.

The Technical Board, with a total of 59,792 students taking vocational exams, saw the second highest pass rate at 80.74 percent pass, though it marked a drop from 81.27 percent last year.

Jessore Board, came next with a pass rate of 78.77 out of 73,264 examinees, a 10-year best and the highest among the general education boards this year.

Of the others, Dhaka saw a 71.53 percent pass rate, Rajshahi 70.47, Chittagong 76.31, Barisal 67.20, Sylhet 73.96 and Comilla 66.99.

Some 755 colleges throughout the country achieved a 100 percent pass rate. The number of 100 percent-ers was 674 last year.

Forty-one colleges saw a zero percent pass rate, the same number as last year.

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid announced the results at a press conference after handing them to the chairmen of the education boards and the prime minister earlier in the day.

-Asian Tribune-

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