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No GPA-5 in JSC exams

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:22 PM, 8 September 2019   Updated: 11:25 PM, 8 September 2019

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The Ministry of Education has begun the work to introduce GPA-4 in place of GPA-5 by 2020 in Junior School Certificate (JSC) Examination. Gradually, this system will also be introduced in SSC, HSC examination by 2021.

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni said this while in a meeting on Sunday at the International Mother Language Institute Auditorium in the capital.

Dhaka University teacher Professor Shahadat Hossain, who is a member of the grade change committee in the public examination, presented the new grade system. The draft proposal was then finalized with the consent of everyone. However, several other officials at the meeting confirmed that two more meetings would be held in this regard.

The grade change proposal has shown that on the basis of number in JSC-JDC, SSC-equivalent, HSC-equivalent examination the highest GPA will be 4. In this case, 'A+' (GPA-4) up to 90-100 marks, 'A' (GPA-3.5) up to 80-89, 'B+' (GPA-3.00) 70-79, 'B' (GPA 2.50) 60-69, 'C+' (GPA-2.00) 50-59, 'C'(GPA 1.5) 40-49, 'D' (GPA 1.00) 33-39 and zero to 32 'F' grade.

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni said that since this is a big activity, two more meetings to be held before finalizing it. The grading system is changing in line with the world. It should be kept in mind that no one is harmed as a result of any change. In line with the fact that many countries in the developed world are following the same grading system, it is imperative to change grades for the benefit of our students.

He added that in many countries, the students face various problems due to lack of coordination with our grading system. Implementing the new system will solve that problem.

After the meeting, Professor Shahadat Hossain, a teacher of Dhaka University, said that the new GPA system would be implemented in coordination with the grading system of local and foreign universities.

Senior Secretary of the Secondary and Higher Education Department Sohrab Hossain, Director General of the Secondary and Higher Education Department Prof. Syed Ghulam Farooq, educationist and director-general of madrasa department, Safiuddin Ahmed, chairman of Dhaka Education Board Dr Ziaul Haque, Chairman of the Madrasa Education Board, Professor Kaiser Ahmed, were present in the meeting among others.