Dhaka Board has the highest pass rate among the general education boards in the Higher Secondary Certificate examination published yesterday.
The boards outside Dhaka that performed well in the previous years secured comparatively low pass rate this year.
Dhaka Education Board had to postpone its English Second Paper examination after allegations of question paper leakage.
There were allegations about some papers of examinations that they were leaked on the social media.
Some teachers speaking to the Dhaka Tribune said question paper leakage contributed to good result of the Dhaka Education Board.
The result document shows that the pass rate in Dhaka Board is 84.54, in Rajshahi 78.55, in Comilla 70.14, in Jessore 60.58, in Chittagong 70.06, in Barisal 71.75, in Sylhet 79.16 and in Dinajpur 74.14.
In 2013 the pass rate in Dhaka Board was 74.04, it was 81.82% in 2012and 76.89% in 2011.
The Jessore Board performed badly in this year’s HSC exams. The pass rate is 60.58 this year. Last year, the pass rate was 67.49.
Some teachers said as the students in Dhaka are more social media user, and leaked questions were on the social media, Dhaka Board performed well.
Moreover, the subject-wise result shows that Dhaka Board students performed better in English than the result of last year.
In English, 92.59% students passed this year while last year it was 82.30%. The Jessore Board which performed badly mainly for English. Only 65.07% students passed in this subject.
“Question leak certainly contributed to the good result,” a teacher of a private college in Mirpur area said.
“In some examinations, question papers were available on Facebook and other social media sites,” he added. Nahid, however, disagreed with such opinion.
“Whenever we came to know about question paper leakage we instantly postponed that examination,” he said.
He said that students performed better and so the result was good.
Nahid claimed that students performed well because of some positive steps of the government.
Dhaka Education Board Chairman Taslima Begum also said question leakage does not have any link to good result.