Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations have been published, with the overall pass rate up over 2 percent from the last year. More students passed out with a GPA-5 in the SSC tests.
More than 1.3 million students under 10 education boards took the school-leaving examinations that began on Feb 1 and 10,75,886 of them passed.
The prime minister's press secretary Abul Kalam Azad told reporters the cumulative pass rate of the 10 education boards is 82.31 percent, which was 79.98 .The education minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed the results to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Thursday morning.
Hasina was quoted by Azad as saying, "Our students are bright. Their merit will flourish if they get a congenial environment."
The success rate in general education boards is 82.16 percent, which was 78.19 percent in 2010. The pass rate for Madrasa Education Board is 83.23 percent while it is 81.34 percent for Technical Education Board.
As many as 2017 institutions enjoyed a 100 percent success rate while 28 institutions did not have a single students passing.
Total of 9,91,860 candidates sat the tests under eight general education boards, 2,39,711 appeared in Dakhil examinations under the Madrasa Education Board while 83,431 students took the exams under the Technical Education Board. 6,78,293 male and 6,36,709 female students appeared in the examinations held at 2,181 centres around the country. Among them, 5,65,734 male and 5,10,152 female students came out successful.
Prime minister Hasina expressed satisfaction with the examinations were fair and advised the students to be more attentive to their studies . She also emphasised mathematics and English language studies and the need for training the teachers.