Private colleges under the Dhaka Education Board have outperformed the government colleges in this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate result that was published yesterday.
Sixteen of the top 20 colleges in the merit list prepared by the board authorities are private colleges. Moreover, only two government colleges could make it to the top 10 this year.
Abdul Kadir Mollah City College, Narsingdi, has secured the second position, National Ideal College fourth, Viqarunnisa Noon College fifth, Notre Dame College and Shamsul Hoque Khan School & College, Demra, jointly bagged the sixth position and Milestone College secured seventh position in the merit list of Dhaka Board.
Meanwhile, the cadet colleges have dominated the merit list in other general education boards like the previous years.
The Education Ministry has prepared the top 20 list on the basis of different academic standards, including registered students, total examinees, passed examinees, number of GPA 5 and sum of GPA 5 achieved by any institution.
An analysis of the merit lists shows that colleges in the divisional headquarters or metropolitan areas performed well than the colleges in rural areas, showing the usual rural-urban disparity in Bangladesh’s education system.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said they were working so that the rural colleges could perform well.
“Things are changing and people will see more changes in future,” he said at a press briefing.