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92.33% pass JSC, equivalent exams

Update : 31 Dec 2015, 09:49 PM

With an increased number of GPA 5 success, around 92.33% examinees of Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations have passed in the country in 2015, according to the results that were published yesterday.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed the results over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban around 10am. The prime minister then published the result.

The education minister later held a press conference at the Secretariat in the capital, where he disclosed different statistics regarding the results of 2015.

Of the nearly 2.3 million candidates, 2,098,082 passed in the exams. This time, the pass rate increased by 1.92% from the previous year’s 90.41%, he said. A total of 196,263 examinees scored GPA 5 this year, which is nearly 40,000 more than the GPA-5 scorers in 2014.

The number of schools achieving a 100% success decreased in 2015. This time, 8,583 schools managed to get a 100% pass rate, while in 2014 the number was 8,889.

But the number of schools with zero pass rate has also decreased – six less than the previous year’s number – which is a success, the minister said.

The average pass rate of the eight education boards in the country increased more than 2% this time – climbing to 92.31% from 2014’s 89.85%.

However, the pass rate under the sole madrasa board slightly decreased – the pass rate is 92.46% this year, 1.04% less than the previous year’s 93.5%.

Regarding the increased pass rate and the number of GPA scorers, Nahid said the government’s initiatives to improve the performances of the students, including ensuring textbook supply on time, telecasting educational programmes by best teachers, and actions to prevent plagiarism, have helped to achieve such a success.

As per the result statistics, Rajshahi education board achieved the highest pass rate in the country – 97.47%, while the Chittagong education board achieved the lowest pass rate – 85.45%.

The Dhaka education board has the highest number of GPA 5 scorers – 64,010, while the Sylhet education board has the lowest number of GPA 5 scorers – 4,956.

Female students were more successful than the male students in 2015 exams. The total number of female candidates who passed the exams were 141,184 more male students.

Similarly, female students were more successful in achieving GPA 5 – the number of female GPA scorers are 26,384 more the male GPA 5 scorers. 

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