90.41pc pass JSC and JDC, 97.92pc pass primary exams

Number of GPA 5 scorers drops
Students celebrate after results of Junior School Certificate and Primary School Certificate examinations were published on Tuesday. (1) Manipur High School, Mirpur, (2) Ideal School and College, Motijheel, (3) Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, Ramna (4) Milestone School, Uttara

Students celebrate after results of Junior School Certificate and Primary School Certificate examinations were published on Tuesday. (1) Manipur High School, Mirpur, (2) Ideal School and College, Motijheel, (3) Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, Ramna (4) Milestone School, Uttara

This year fewer students scored the highest Grade Point Average 5 in Junior School Certificate, Primary Education Completion and Ibtedayi Education Completion examinations.
The results announced Tuesday showed that the number of GPA 5 scorers decreased this year compared to the previous year.
But the number of GPA 5 scorers, slightly increased only in Junior Dakhil Certificate Examinations with 19,290 students scoring the top grade compared to previous year’s 19,211.
The combined pass rate in JSC and JDC exams stood 90.41, up by 0.47 per cent over  89.94 per cent in 2013.
But the pass rate in primary schools dropped by 0.66 per cent to 97.92 per cent this year from last year’s 98.58 per cent.
The pass rate in the Ibtedayi education system increased to 95.98 per cent from 95.80 per cent in 2013, an increase by 0.18 per cent.
This year, 1,36,945 students scored GPA 5 in JSC exams conducted by eight general education boards, 16,052 less than previous  year’s 1,52,997.
This year, the number of GPA 5 scorers in primary schools decreased to 2,24,411 from  2,40,961 in 2013.
This year, 6,541 madrassah students of the same class scored GPA 5 compared to last year’s 7,253.
Chairmen of two education boards told New Age that the introduction of the creative question method for mathematics examination was the big reason for the fall in the number of GPA 5 scorers.
Another reason why fewer students scored GPA 5, they said, was that ‘most of the schools had none to teach arts and crafts.

Students celebrate after results of Junior School Certificate and Primary School Certificate examinations were published on Tuesday.  (5) RAJUK Uttara Model School and College, (6) National Ideal School and College, Khilgaon, (7) Barisal Government Girls High School, (8) Bogra Cantonment Public School and College. — New Age photo

Students celebrate after results of Junior School Certificate and Primary School Certificate examinations were published on Tuesday. (5) RAJUK Uttara Model School and College, (6) National Ideal School and College, Khilgaon, (7) Barisal Government Girls High School, (8) Bogra Cantonment Public School and College. — New Age photo

Dismissing the point, education minister Nurul Islam Nahid said creative mathematics questions is no serious issue.
The students will get used to creative questions, he said.
‘We are trying to address the issue of absence of arts and crafts teachers,’ he added
This year, 20,41,471 Class VIII students appeared in the two  exams, 17,29,931 in the JSC exams from  schools and 3,11, 540 in the JDC exams from the madrassahs.
The JSC and the JDC exams were held from  November 7 to 23.
A total of 18,45,732 students — 15,54,427 from the schools and 2,91,305 from the madrassahs passed the class VIII completion exams.
Out of 26,83,781 Class V students who appeared in the primary school completion examinations 26,28,083 passed.
While 2,55,273 passed the JDC exams out of 2,65,974 who took the ibtedayi completion exams.
In the morning, education minister Nahid and the primary and mass education minister Mostafizur Rahman presented copies of the result documents to prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
Hasina said that her government attached  top priority to education to develop the country.
As a result, she said, the number of dropouts had been cut down to a great extent.
Hasina said most of the problems facing the education sector had been solved.
‘Despite that there are some dilapidated school buildings in different areas of the country which would be rebuilt,’ she said.
Later the two ministers announced the results at separate news briefings.
Students must appear and pass the primary completion examinations, introduced in 2009, for admission to Class VI.
The JSC and JDC examinations for Class VIII students were introduced in 2010.
The performance of the students of Barisal board was better in JSC exams, with a pass rate of 96.60 per cent.
For the students of Dhaka board the pass rate is 85.36 per cent, Rajshahi 95.32 per cent, Comilla 93.75 per cent, Jessore 91.96 per cent,  Chittagong 84.29 per cent, Sylhet 91.57 per cent, and Dinajpur board 90.10 per cent.
No student from 49 schools and madrassahs could pass the exams.
But all the students of 8,889 other schools and madrassah passed the examinations.
Rajuk Uttora Model College, Dhaka topped the Dhaka board results, Cantonment Public School and College, Bogra topped in Rajshahi board, Comilla Zilla School topped in Comilla board, Jhenidah Cadet College topped Jessore board, Dr Khastagir Government Girls’ High School, Chittagong topped in Chittagong board, Barisal Cadet College topped Barisal board, Jalalabad Cantonment Public School and College, Sylhet topped the Sylhet board, Cantonment Public School and College, Rangpur topped Dinajpur board and Tanjimul Ummah Cadet Madrasah topped madrassah education board in JSC exam.
In primary exam, Barisal division performed better in both examinations, with 98.71 per cent success
rate for the schools and 98.39 per cent for the madarssahs.
Success rates in schools and madrassahs were 98.04 per cent and 97.42 in Rajshahi, 97.95 and 96.47 in Khulna, 98.18 and 95.25 in Dhaka, 98.19 and 96.04 in Chittagong, 94.95 and 88.34 in Sylhet and 97.74 and 97.78 per cent in Rangpur.
The pass rate in PTI adjacent schools is 99.62, in BRAC schools it is 99.56, in high school-adjacent primary schools 99.15, in kindergartens 99.13 in model primary schools 98.85, in government primary schools 98.30, in registered non-government primary schools 98.28 and recently made government schools pass rate is 96.65.
Students in Munshiganj district and 22 others upazila came up with 100 per cent success rate in primary.
Monipur High School, National Ideal School and College and Milestone Preparatory School in Dhaka secured the top three positions based on all criteria.
Baitush Sharaf Adarsha Kamil Madrasha,Chittagong, Mirwarishpur Senior Madrashah, Noakhali and Darusjannat Siddiqiya Kamil Madrassah in Dhaka became secured the top three position amongst the madrassahs.

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