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19 students commit suicide for failing exams

By News Express on 25/04/2019

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No fewer than 19 students in India’s Telangana state are thought to have committed suicide, after failing school final examinations, officials and news reports said on Thursday.

Parents and students have been protesting across the state since the results of the Intermediate Examination for students of the two senior most grades were announced on April 18.

Out of the 974,000 students, who appeared for the Intermediate Exam, a total of 328,000 failed, Telenga Chief Minister, Chandrasekhar Rao, said in a statement.

He has set up a three-member panel to probe conduct and assessment of answer papers.

“There have been a spate of suicides which, on preliminary investigations, are linked to the examination results,” Senior Police Official, Shika Goel, said.

The number of students, who appeared for the exam and had committed suicide since the results were announced, clocked 19 on Thursday with two more deaths, the Times of India newspaper reported.

Rao held a meeting with senior officials of the education and related departments late on Wednesday and announced a free-of-cost re-evaluation of answer papers.

He appealed to the students to be courageous and not to commit suicide.

“Though one fails in the examination, there will be plenty of opportunities,” Rao said.

Activists say there is intense pressure on students, especially in the southern Indian states, to secure high marks in board examinations and entrance tests to engineering and medical colleges.

“Counselling should be made mandatory before the examinations and after results are declared,” Rajendra Prasad, Chief Coordinator of the Hyderabad-based non-profit MV Foundation, said. (dpa/NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 25/04/2019 8:03:36 PM

 

 

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