After two consecutive years of downtrend, pass rates in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations bounced back this year with 82.80 percent students of general education boards becoming successful.
The pass rate of Dhaka board decreased than that of last year but the other seven boards witnessed significant increases.
According to the results published yesterday, girls did better than boys for the third year in a row. In terms of getting the much-sought after GPA 5 (Grade Point Average), girls did better than boys for the second consecutive year.
However, the number of GPA 5 achievers in the eight boards were fewer than that of last year (94,556 against 1,02,845), which is also a four-year low.