Telangana intermediate results: Students, parents swarm education board office seeking justice

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Published: April 23, 2019 5:07:05 PM

Education secretary B Janardhan Reddy told reporters there was no need for parents and students to get agitated over the results.

Also, they demanded speeding up the process of revaluation and sought for setting up a separate counter regarding revaluation. (Representative Image)

Anxious students and parents continued to throng the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) office here Tuesday, demanding justice for students declared failed in the recent exams.

In a related development, police took scores of members of different student and other organisations into preventive custody, when they tried to hold demonstrations near the office and near the Ministers quarters over the issue.

Around 10 students across Telangana, including the nephew of Telugu Desam Party Rajya Sabha MP C M Ramesh, reportedly committed suicide as they’d failed in the intermediate examination the results for which were announced April 18.

Many students and parents have been agitating against the BIE alleging goof-up in the paper evaluation.

The parents have been demanding a thorough re-verification of the papers of those who had failed.

In the wake of protests by different political parties and student organisations, a large number of police force has been deployed near the BIE office.

The state government has already constituted a three-member committee to look into the allegations of irregularities in the declaration of the results.

However, several parents and students again assembled near the BIE office Tuesday complaining that injustice was done to them, and they were unable to apply for re-verification of answer-sheets.

“We came here regarding revaluation. They say go for revaluation or recounting of answer-sheets online, but the website is not opening,” the parents told reporters.

“Now, the officials have asked to close the gates of the office and the police are not allowing us inside. The government is not responding. We want justice. If revaluation is done definitely our children will get higher marks, the worried parents said.

Also, they demanded speeding up the process of revaluation and sought for setting up a separate counter regarding revaluation.

Some parents demanded that answer-sheets of their children be handed over to them.

“Our children are disappointed. When will this matter be solved. The children have to study for other upcoming entrance examinations. The children are mentally suffering, the parents said.

I have written the exams perfectly. But the results show I’ve scored very less,” a student said.

Protesting members of All India Students Federtation, who were taken into preventive custody by police said some students have committed suicide.

“The issue involves future of 12 lakh students and their parents. Students are suffering for no fault of theirs. Justice should be meted out to students and we demand stringent action against the officials responsible,” the protesting AISF members told reporters.

Education secretary B Janardhan Reddy told reporters there was no need for parents and students to get agitated over the results.

They can go for recounting and re-verification.

“Till Monday, around 9,000 applications have been received,” he said adding scanned copies of answer sheets are being handed over to students seeking re-verification.

He further said during re-verification, if any errors are detected then it will be rectified besides action would be initiated against such evaluators and scrutinisers.

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