Girls outshone boys in this year's Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations in terms of pass rate.
Boys, however, have done better in terms of GPA-5 achievers. A total of 38,787 boys got the distinction while 31,815 girls obtained the GPA-5 this year.
The pass percentage of female examinees is 78.86 while 77.86 percent of male students passed the examinations.
All the examinees will get their results at the respective centres, websites of their respective education boards and through short message service (SMS) through mobile phones.
The examinees can get their results directly from the website, www.educationboardresults.gov.bd
The overall pass rate in this year’s HSC and equivalent examinations rose by 4.03 percentage points this year with 78.33 percent passing the exams held under 10 education boards. The pass rate was 74.30 percent last year.
The pass rate is 84.54 percent in Dhaka, 79.16 percent in Sylhet, 78.55 percent in Rajshahi, 74.14 percent in Dinajpur, 71.75 percent in Barisal, 70.14 percent in Comilla, 70.06 percent in Chittagong and 60.58 percent in Jessore board.
A total of 85.02 percent students have passed under technical board while 94.08 under madrasa board.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid formally announced the results at a press conference at the education ministry in the afternoon.
Earlier around 10:00am, the minister handed over a copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gono Bhaban.
While addressing the conference, the education minister underscored the need for ‘good governance’ to improve the quality and standard of the education sector.
“Now we are fighting for establishing the good governance in the education sector and it is our main challenge,” Nahid said.
The number of students is increasing day by day while quality and standard of education is also improving ever year gradually.
A total of 70,602 students got GPA-5 out of total of 1,141,374 examinees-- 606,293 boys and 535,081 girls-- from 8,104 institutions across the country under the 10 educations boards.
Of the total examinees, over 9.24 lakh students appeared for HSC examinations under eight general education boards and some 2.11 lakh students took the examinations under the madrasa and technical boards.
This year's HSC and its equivalent examinations saw some 1.28 lakh more students taking the examinations compared to last year.