Secretariat Correspondent: The government is going to bring changes to the grading system for all public exams in school and college level in line with the famous educational institutions at home and aboard. Under the new grading system, students will get ‘excellent grade’ who will get above 90 marks.
The new proposal will hand over to Education Minister on June 23. After approval at the Cabinet, views exchange programmes will be arranged with professionals, and then it will be implemented.
Under this method, examinees of Junior School Certificate (JSC), Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) will no longer obtain GPA-5.
Under the new grading system, students will get ‘excellent grade’ who will get above 90 marks in JSC, SSC and HSC exams, A+ for 80 to 89 marks, A for 75 to 79 marks and A- for 70 to 74 marks. Other grades will be B +, B-, B, C+, C-, C, D+, D-, D, E+, E- and E where difference will be five marks. Failure grade will be F. Minimum pass number may be 33 marks.
Inter-education board president and Dhaka education board Chairman Prof Ziaul Haque said, “We took a decision to shorten duration of public exams and fix the highest GPA-4 instead of 5 at a meeting.”
The introduction of GPA-4 instead of GPA-5 in public exams will be finalized after research and discussion with the stakeholders, he said.
Prof Ziaul said the government was now focusing on improving the quality of education through introducing different modern and effective systems aiming to fulfil the target of Sustainable Development Goal-4 by 2030.
He said the introduction of highest GPA-4 in public exam instead of 5 will be intentional standard which is now being followed by the higher educational institutions.
The new grading system of the country will be parallel with the foreign education system and it will be a time-befitting decision, he added.
risingbd/Dhaka/June 19, 2019/Hasan/Mukul