The results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations, held under 10 education boards, were published on Monday, showing a pass percentage of 82.20.
This year’s pass rate is 4.43 percent higher than last year’s when the overall pass rate in the SSC and its equivalent examinations was 77.77 percent.
Chairmen of the education boards handed over the results to Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni at the International Mother Language Institute in the morning.
Later, the minister announced the results at a media briefing there.
The minister also read out a written speech of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the press conference.
The Prime Minister, now in London, also joined the programme through mobile phone and greeted all the successful students.