A total of 96,858 students from 253 colleges had appeared in this year's exams
Both the numbers of GPA 5 achievers and the average pass rate for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination are higher compared to last year under the Chittagong Education Board.
Mohammad Mahbub Hasan, Controller of Examinations of Chittagong Intermediate and Secondary Education Board, formally announced the results at the board’s office auditorium in the city’s Muradpur area at noon.
A total of 96,858 students from 253 colleges appeared for the public examination under the Chittagong Secondary and Intermediate Education Board this session.
This year, 62.73% students passed the public examination, while 1,613 students achieved GPA 5.
Last year, a total of 1,391 students obtained GPA 5 with a pass percentage of 61.09%.
Of the total 1,613 GPA 5 achievers, 783 are boys and 830 are girls.
This time the pass rates of boys and girls stand at 59.47% and 65.87% respectively.
With 74.69%, the pass rate for students in Chittagong city was higher than the 59.25% pass rate in Chittagong district as a whole.
Of the other districts in Chittagong, the pass rates were 61.66% for Cox’s Bazar, 49.89% for Rangamati, 36.51% in Khagrachhari, and 62.31% for Bandarban.
This time, the pass percentages of science, humanities, and business studies are 73.11%, 51.69%, and 68.01% respectively.
Chittagong College secured the best results with 499 students of the institute achieving GPA 5.
Also, 329 students of Government Hazi Mohammad Mohsin College, 155 students from Government Commercial College, and 79 students of Government City College obtained GPA 5 results.
Speaking to reporters, Mohammad Mahbub Hasan, controller of examinations of Chittagong Intermediate and Secondary Education Board, said the pass percentage of the science group dropped compared to the previous year, as students performed poorly in physics and chemistry.