98.58pc pass primary exams

December 31, 2013

None of 20 best primary schools from rural area
Results of the Primary Education Completion and Ibtedayi Education Completion examinations were published on Monday demonstrating that the success rate and the number of highest Grade Point Average 5 scorers increased this year compared with that of past year. The pass rate in general education primary schools increased by 1.23 percentage point to 98.58 this year from 97.35 in 2012.
The pass rate in madrassah education increased to 95.80 per cent, an increase by 3.35 percentage point, from 92.45 in 2012.
This year, the number of GPA 5 scorers in primary schools increased to 2,40,961 from 2,30,220 in 2012. The number of GPA 5 scorers in the madrassah’s stood at 7,253, which was more than double of the last year’s figure, 2,920.
This year 27,93,011 students of grade V — 25,19,032 from 87,085 schools and 2,73,979 from 11,771 madrassahs — took the primary and ibtedayi completion exams held between November 20 and December 06.
A total of 27,45,614 students — 24,83,142 from schools and 2,6,2472 from madrassahs — passed the exams.
Girls performed better than boys, as 13,44,244 girls and 11,38,898 boys passed the exam of whom 1,27,785 girls and 1,13,176 boys obtained GPA 5.
Barisal division performed better in both examinations, with 99.25 per cent success rate in schools and 97.78 per cent in madarssahs.
Success rates in schools and madrassahs were 98.54 and 96.15 in Rajshahi, 99 and 97.15 in Khulna, 98.70 and 95.35 in Dhaka, 98.79 and 95.49 in Chittagong, 96.54 and 91.65 in Sylhet and 98.38 and 97.10 per cent in Rangpur.
In the primary completion examination, highest 1,05,646 students in Dhaka and lowest,6,196 in Sylhet division obtained GPA 5. The number of GPA 5 scorers was 26,663 in Rajshahi, 23,594 in Khulna, 38,441 in Chittagong, 11,759 in Barisal and 28,662 in Rangpur division.
The primary and mass education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid and other officials of the ministry handed over the results to the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, in the morning. Nahid later briefed newsmen at the ministry.
Nahid said students worked hard to get bright results defying hurdles including political instability, general strikes and blockades.
Results of Amtoli upazila students were withheld as dissimilarity was found in the result sheets and the results would be published in a week, he said.
The primary completion examinations were introduced in 2009. Students need to take the exams for enrolment in Class VI and scholarships are given based on the results.
This year, examinations were held amid widespread allegation of question leakage and a government probe committee found that questions for Bangla and English exams had been leaked in Dhaka, Khulna, Satkhira and Dinajpur.
Students of schools at Primary Training Institutes did well with a pass rate of 99.84 per cent in the country’s biggest public examinations.
The pass rate in BRAC schools was 99.83, in kindergartens 99.39, in model primary schools 99.08, in high school-adjacent primary schools 99.39, in government primary schools 98.77, in registered non-government primary schools (recently made public) 97.45, in community primary schools 96.68, in non-registered primary schools 96.54, in NGO-run schools 95.19 and in Shishu Kalyan schools 94.92 per cent.
All students from 73,600 schools and 7,924 madrassahs and no student from 46 schools and 294 madrassahs passed the exams.
Students in Lalmonirhat and Jessore districts in primary examinations came up with 100 per cent success rate. The lowest success rate was 95.77 per cent in Sylhet.
Monipur High School, National Ideal School and College and Milestone Preparatory School in Dhaka secured the top three positions based on all criteria.
Tanjimul Ummah Cadet Madrassah and Darusjannat Siddiqiya Kamil Madrassah in Dhaka became the best two and Tamirul Millat Kamil Madrassah at Tongi in Gazipur secured the third position amongst the madrassahs.
Institutions in urban areas did better than institutions in rural areas, showed the results.
No rural schools was placed in the 20 best primary schools in the country and only three rural madrassahs could secure a position in the best 20 madrassahs.
Directorate of Primary Education officials said that students improved performance at mathematics had reflected in the overall results.
Primary education director general Shyamal Kanti Ghosh said that beside better result in mathematics, excellent caring of teachers and guardians to students and their industries were the reason of better results this year.
He said, ‘Many rural schools do not have required infrastructure and teachers. We are working on the issues.’

-With New Age input

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