KCR Cheif minister of Telangana on Wednesday ordered free re-verification of answer sheets of all the intermediate students who have failed in the inter examinations in Telangana. KCR declared the decision after severe allegations and protests against the Telangana Board of Intermediate Education (TIBE) declaring results, irresponsible which led to the suicide of 10 students since last week which shook the state by the protests of parents and opposition parties. With two more students ending their lives and protests continuing on Wednesday, the KCR reviewed the situation officials.
CM KCR said, in the case of students who passed but prefer re-verification and re-counting, it would be done as per the ongoing norms and regulations it should be followed by advanced supplementary examinations to prevent loss of the academic year, he added.
Education Secretary B. Janardhan Reddy has been attached to the responsibility of completing the process by KCR. KCR also instructed officials to follow a strategy for smooth conduct of examinations and evaluation. He expressed shock over suicides of students who failed in the intermediate examination, he said it was ‘most unfortunate’. He appealed students not to suicide as failing in intermediate examinations did not mean the end of life.
As per sources from the Chief Minister’s office, of the 9.74 lakh students who appeared for the intermediate examinations, 3.28 lakh failed. KCR also asked officials to examine whether the responsibility of conducting examinations be entrusted to an autonomous body. “It has to be examined whether the responsibility of conducting examinations could be entrusted to an autonomous body. The best practices in other states and other countries are to be studied for implementing in our state,” he added.
It was a very sensitive matter for the government of Telangana and for the parents as young kids opted to suicide who failed in the Intermediate examinations.