Dhaka, Jul 19 (UNB) – The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) 2018 and its equivalent examinations were published on Thursday, showing a pass percentage of 66.64 percent, which is 2.27 percent lower than 68.91 percent of the last year.
Of these, 64.55 percent passed the HSC examinations while 78.67 percent came out successful in Madrasah Board and 75.55 percent in Technical Board examinations.
A total of 8,58,801 examinees, out of 12,88,757, came out successful in the examinations in all the 10 education boards of the country.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid along with chairmen of all the education boards handed over the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban around 10:10am. The Prime Minister unveiled the results digitally.
This year, a total of 29,262 students secured the highest grade GPA 5 against 37,969 last year.
Among the successful students, 25,562 achieved the highest grade GPA 5 under eight general education boards while 1,244 under the Madrassah Education Board and 2,456 under the Technical and Vocational Education Board.
The Prime Minister exchanged views with students of Netrakona through a videoconference from her residence on the occasion .
Addressing the event, the Education Minister said this year the results of the HSC and its equivalent examinations were published within 55 days after the examinations were held from April 2 to May 23.
State Minister for Madrasah and Technical Education Division Kazi Keramat Ali also spoke on the occasion, while Secondary & Higher Education Division Secretary Md Sohorab Hossain delivered the welcome speech.
Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman conducted the programme.