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Public exam pass marks 40, no GPA 5

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:38 PM, 17 June 2019  

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Public examinations' pass marks to be jumped to 40 from 33. It is known that the Ministry of Education has taken this initiative. Not only this, the results of the tests will be published based on the highest grade GPA-4.

On 12th June, The Education Minister Dipu Moni said held a meeting with the board chairmen of 11 Education Boards. In the meeting, she directed the chairmen education boards of the country to present a draft on it.

Sources informed quoting some of the board chairmen, the minister is to hold another inter-education boar meeting with the board chairmen in the education ministry again on 26th June.

An additional secretary of the Education Ministry, who is reluctant to disclose the name, said “The pass number is being increased to ensure the quality of education in the country. Apart from this, 40 is the fixed pass number in many developed countries of the world.”

Meanwhile, by 2030, Bangladesh has set the target of becoming a middle income country. In order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals-SDG4, it has been asked to ensure standard education at all levels. And to ensure that the process of declaring the results of the international grade and increasing the pass marks is going on. In all, the education ministry is known to make this grade change.

In recent years, the passing rate in SSC, HSC, JSC and Primary Education exams is increasing. But the education concerned have been complaining that, although the pass rate and GPA 5 are increasing but the quality of education is not developing in that sense.