SSC, HSC grading system change on the cards

S M Abbas
Published : 14:59, Jun 19, 2019 | Updated : 15:00, Jun 19, 2019

SSCA proposal has been made to restructure the public grading systems of exams held under education boards of the country. Inter education board has made a proposal to introduce Grade Point Average or GPA instead of Cumulative Grade Point Average, CGPA. In this system, GPA-5 will be discarded and 10 grades will be introduced.

The result in first grade will be termed ‘Excellent’. The proposal will be raised to the education minister on Jun 26.

Prof M Ziaul Haque, chairman of Dhaka Board, said: “this is done to deal with problems during admission, employment and for giving scholarships.”

This will also help in assessing the student’s standard, he added.

The proposal will be raised to the education minister and then finalised after talking to educationists.

Education Board is saying that students with the current system of grading in SSC, HSC and JSC are facing problems in getting admitted overseas.

The initiative to change the grading has been taken to settle this problem.

On Jun 12, during a meeting with the education minister, the plan to change grading system was raised and the minister, Dr Dipu Moni ordered a new draft system to be made.