Hyderabad: With two more students of intermediate committing suicides for failing in examinations, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called an emergency meeting and reportedly reprimanded his education minister and officials concerned. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday reviewed the situation with senior officers of the Education Department and asked them to examine the feasibility of setting up an autonomous body for conducting the Inter first and second-year examination from next academic year.
Parents and student unions have been mounting pressure on the government to conduct recounting and revaluation free of cost without collecting a hefty fee of Rs 600 fee per paper. The chief minister directed the officials to hold free of cost revaluation and recounting of failed candidates’ results. KCR has asked the officials to conduct advanced supplementary examinations without scope for a year loss. The meeting decided to give relief to about 3.28 lakh Inter students who are reported to have failed by announcing re-verification and re-counting of the papers of all failed students free of cost and also appealed to the students not to commit suicides.
Entrusting the job of recounting and revaluation to Education Secretary Janardhan Reddy, KCR asked to ensure the outsourcing agency involved in the process is capable to deal with such big data of results. "The government is facing problems every time whenever Intermediate examinations and EAMCET are conducted. Examine the best practices in other states and countries and see if an autonomous body could be a better alternative so that this type of chaos can be avoided," the chief minister told the officials. He said in future examinations should be held in such a manner that there should be no complaint, he said. This year, 9.74 lakh students appeared for the intermediate examination. Out of this 3.28 lakh failed which is nearly one-third of the total.