The pass rate of SSC examination of Sylhet is lowest in the country this year.
This year, 78.82% students have passed in this board. The pass rate in Sylhet is 18% lower than last year. However, despite the decrease in the pass rate, GPA-5 has increased by 2,371 in Sylhet.
Arun Chandra Pal, Controller of Examinations, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Sylhet, on Monday said that books, notebooks and notes of many students was washed away in the flood that hit this year which affected the preparation of a lot of students.
“Even though books were given after the flood, many could not be given note books. That is why the pass rate has decreased. At the same time, exams were also delayed due to floods,” he added.
He said that last year there was no exam in Maths and English. Only three subjects were tested. However, exams on Maths and English took place this time which also had an impact on the results.
The controller of examination added that the pass rate in English was 92.33% while 89.88% in mathematics.
Arun Chandra Pal said that due to more students being in the humanities department, the pass rate has decreased. Other boards of the country have more students in the science department.
In Sylhet, there are 23,318 students in the science department and 84,273 students in the humanities department. The humanities department is also far behind in the pass rate. The pass rate in science is 93.57%, while the pass rate in humanities is 73.80%.
Despite the drop in the performance of the examinees, he showed satisfaction considering the flood situation in mind.
When asked how the GPA-5 increased even though the pass rate decreased in the flood, Arun said that the marginalized students of the village were more affected by the flood. Besides, the city students got more GPA-5 where the flood damage had been relatively less.
According to education board sources, 1,16,490 students participated in the SSC examination under Sylhet education board this year. Among them, 90,948 have passed.
A total of 49,087 boys and 66,304 girls have passed the exam in Sylhet board. The pass rate of boys and girls is 78.71% and 78.9% respectively. This time, there are 3,254 boys and 4,311 girls among the 7,565 who got GPA-5.
Professor Arun Chandra Pal said that students of 930 educational institutions under the Sylhet Education Board took part in the SSC examination in 150 centres. Out of these, 27 institutions have 100% pass rate. The number of institutes where no one has passed is zero.
This year the pass rate in the science department in Sylhet board is 93.57%. Out of 23,318 candidates in this category, 23,230 passed. Among them 6,894 got GPA-5.
Besides, 389 people got 73.8% pass rate and GPA-5 in humanities department. 83,315 out of 84,273 candidates passed in this department.
The pass rate in business education department is 87.36%. 7,728 out of 8,899 candidates have passed in this department. 282 students got GPA-5.
This year’s SSC and equivalent exams under eleven boards, including madrasa (Dakhil) and technical education boards, started across the country on September 15.
A total of 2,021,868 students from 29,591 educational institutions took part in the exams at 3,790 centers. Altogether 1,599,711 students participated in the SSC exams under the nine general education boards.
The students can now check their scores at their school premises, on the website of Education Board website, and via text message services.