The public schools outside the capital have made their way back to the top of the list of schools around the country that have performed well in this year’s Secondary School Certificate Examinations.
In a number of education boards, public schools featured right at the summit of the list of top 20 schools, according to the results published on Thursday.
Rajshahi Board saw Bogra Zilla School secure the top position and Bogra Govt Girls’ High School third. Among the top 20, 11 are public schools.
The two top performers in Comilla Board are both public schools – Comilla Zilla School and Nawab Faizunnesa Govt Girls’ High School. 11 out of the top 20 are public schools.
Khulna Zilla School claimed the first position among the top 20 schools under Jessore Board. 11 public schools feature the list of top 20.
Chittagong Collegiate School topped in the Chittagong Board. Dr Khastagir Govt Girls’ High School clinched the second spot in the list of top 20 schools. They are accompanied by six other public schools.
The Syedpur Govt Technical High School and College secured second position in Dinajpur Board. Among the top 20, a dozen are public.
In Sylhet Education Board, Sylhet Govt Pilot School secured third position. The list of top 20 performers features seven government schools.
In Barisal, four of the top five schools are public. Barisal Govt Girls’ High School secured second position and Barisal Zilla School secured the third position in the list of top 20. Pirojpur Govt Secondary School secured fourth position and Bhola Govt Secondary School clinched the fifth. Among the top 20, 11 are government schools.
In Dhaka Board, however, public schools were outclassed by private schools. None in the top six is a public school. Motijheel Govt Girls’ High School secured the seventh position with only six government schools making the list of top 20.