CPI National Secretary Dr. K. Narayana issued the following statement:
What happened in the Intermediate Board?
Usually after the completion of Inter exams, qualified lectures will undertake valuation of answer sheets. At present there are more number of contract lecturers than permanent lecturers. More and more number of non-teaching staff are being employed for valuation of answer sheets. These people are not fully equipped and lack of thorough knowledge for valuing the answer papers properly. As such lot of lapses are evident after their valuation. For example: a Manchiryal student named Navya, who obtained “99%” was showed as ‘0’ marks. Same fate with a Khammam girl who got 33 was showed as 0.
Globarina software didn’t work properly. They have to handover the completed results CD to Intermediate Board. In this process, due to the combined inefficiency of both Inter Board and Globarina, lot of lapses were happened and the same were published without any cross checking. Immediately students who observed their results on the website were shocked and terrified and as such resorted to suicides. In fact some students passed in the exams.
Due to the haphazard and callous behaviour of the Intermediate Board and Globarina, precious lives of students were ruined.
We have expert educationists, IAS and other officers in our government. When we have most dedicated officers and staff in the government, outsourcing a private company from outside the government is most inefficient action of the state government. As such the government itself is encouraging corruption and insulting its own expert staff.
Due to the education in the iron hands of the corporate sector many students are sacrificing their precious life during their education. Moreover due to the inefficiency and lapses in the valuation of answer sheets, many students who answered well also resorted to suicides.
Tomorrow’s citizens are today’s students. At the time this society has to prepare good citizens, by the beginning of this academic year itself, we already lost 23 precious lives of students. The government is only responsible for this highest sin.
The education minister must be suspended forthwith.
Rs. One crore ex.gracia must be paid to the each of the bereaved student family.
Immediately ban Globarina from all its activities and criminal cases including Sec. 304 be filed against Globarina.
All the answer papers of the students should be published on Intermediate Board website to facilitate the students to assess how their answers were valued.
An inquiry commission headed by a sitting judge of High Court be instituted. The commission also should suggest modalities to avoid the present incidents and malicious intentions of the people involved.
(Dr. K. Narayana)
National Secretary, CPI.