Rajshahi board secured top position in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination results among eight education boards this year with 90.70 percent pass rate.
A total of 1,51,406 examinees out of 1,66,938 passed this year’s SSC examination and the pass rate is the highest among all boards in the country, said Prof Anwarul Haque Pramanik, secretary of Rajshahi Board.
In 2016, the pass rate of Rajshahi board was 95.70 percent while it was 94.97 percent in 2015 and 96.34 percent in 2014, Anwarul said.
The pass rate of the female students is higher than that of the male students. Total of 91.44 percent female students and 90.01 percent male students passed in the SSC exam this year, he added.
The number of GPA-5 (grade point average) achievers under the board is 17,349, some 245 lower than the last year.
Male students dominated in winning GPA-5 under the board this year. A total of 9,075 male students scored GPA-5 while the number of female GPA-5 recipients is 8,274 of total 17,349.
A total of 1, 66,938, students from 2632 schools took part in the SSC examination under the board.Of these, the students of 429 schools achieved 100 percent pass rate.
The numbers of zero percent pass rate school this year is only one school—Alatuli High School in Chapainabganj while the number was two last year.