The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations 2020 were published on Saturday (Jan 30), showing 100 percent pass.
As many as 161,807 students achieved a GPA-5 in 2020, compared to 87,286 in 2019. More than 1.3 million students were registered for the exams in 2020, which were cancelled due the rampant coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Education Minister Dipu Moni received a summary of the results on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from the chairmen of the education boards at a ceremony at the International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka's Segunbagicha.
Sheikh Hasina joined the programme through video conference from Ganabhaban, local media reported.
The results have been published after compiling 75 percent marks of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and 25 percent from the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and its equivalents exams results.
Examinees can get the results from the education board website http://www.educationboardresults.gov.bd/ and also from the websites of their respective education boards.
The HSC batch of 2020 is the first batch of students who will get certificates without sitting for the examinations as the government in October last year decided not to hold the HSC exams due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is the first time in the history of Bangladesh that a public examination has been cancelled and students will get certificate without appearing for exams.
The HSC and equivalent examinations were scheduled to begin on Apr 1 in 2020, but the government postponed it on Mar 22 due to the pandemic.
As many as 1,365,789 students were to sit for the examinations under 11 education boards across the country.
Usually, HSC exams take place in April-May, but it wasn’t held last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On Mar 17, the government closed all schools, colleges and universities to contain the spread of coronavirus. Now, the closure was extended till Feb 14.
The scheduled HSC and equivalent exams were cancelled on Oct 7 last due to the pandemic. It was decided that students will get their results based on their SSC and JSC results.