- GPA 5 achievers 1/3rd of last year’s
- 25,99,169 students pass JSC, JDC
- Fall in result due to absence of 4th subject
Even as the pass rate witnessed growth in eighth grade terminal examinations Junior School Certificate (JSC), it was a poor show of GPA 5 achievers.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, after handing over results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, declared that 85.2 per cent passed the JSC tests.
In the madrassa board, the pass rate was 89 per cent; which, in cumulation with the JSC, took the overall pass rate to 85.83 per cent, Minister Nahid said.
The number of GPA 5 plummeted to nearly one third of what it was last year. This year, 68,095 students secured GPA 5, which was 1,84,397 last year.
Minister Nahid said it was because the numbers of fourth subject was not added to the total results this year.
In figures, 25,99,169 students made it through the eighth grade terminal examinations under the eight education boards and madrasa board.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally published the results digitally, through a laptop, at her official residence Gonobhaban this morning.
Minister Nahid will formally announce the results of Primary School Certificate and Junior School Certificate examinations later in the afternoon.