73.93 pc pass HSC, equivalent exams; 47,286 get GPA-5
Live Correspondent: A total of 73.93 percent of examinees passed the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations-2019 held under 10 education boards of the country this year. Of them, 47,286 students achieved maximum grade point average GPA-5 this year, according to the copy of results handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning.
A total of 9,88,172 students passed the exams out of 13, 36, 629 appeared from 10 education boards, including Madrasa Education Board and Technical Education Board. The pass rate in eight education boards is 71.85 percent, while 88.56 percent came out successful in madrasa education board and it is 82.62 percent in technical education board.
A total of 12,88,757 students including 6,80,884 female students from 8,945 educational institutions appeared in the last year’s HSC and equivalent examinations. Like previous years, examinees will get their results from respective centres, websites of their respective boards and on mobile phones through sending short message service (SMS) from 2pm, officials said.
Aspirants can also get their results directly from eucationboardresults.gov.bd
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today appreciated the results of this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations, terming it good and acceptable. “The results are sufficiently good and acceptable … I believe that students will do better results if they pay proper attention towards study,” she said after receiving the HSC and equivalent results from Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni at her official residence Ganabhaban here this morning
Describing education as the key to building a developed and prosperous nation free from hunger and poverty, the prime minister said her government has taken various steps so that the students to be attentive towards education. “So I think that why the students will fail,” she said.
Referring to better performance of the girls than the boys in this year’s HSC and equivalent exams, the prime minister said the boys will have to do good results to bring gender equality. “The issue of gender equality is well-known in the entire world. So the pass rate of male students will have to be increased to bring gender equality,” she said.
Spelling out her government’s steps for development of education sector, Sheikh Hasina said her government has given more importance to science and technical education to create a skilled workforce in the country.
“During our first tenure, we set up 12 science and technology universities in the country so that the students to be interested in pursuing science education… we also made computer available by lifting tax on it,” she said. “The nation has started getting benefits of our steps,” she added.
Recalling contributions of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the development of education sector, the prime minister said Bangabandhu had framed constitution by giving the highest priority to education.
Senior Secretary of Secondary and Higher Secondary Division under the Education Ministry Sohrab Hossain and PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim were present, among others.
Dhaka 17 July (campuslive24.com)//MIH