After parents and students protested against not being issued hall tickets, the Intermediate Board took heed, but by then the exam was almost over
The high court order to ensure hall tickets to all students came too late to be of any use to the 20,000 odd students who lost the chance to appear in the inter-supplementary examinations on Tuesday. The Intermediate Board, like the proverb ‘To put the cart before the horse’, sent a mail at 3.30 pm to colleges to forward names of the students. The examination was almost over by then.
“We will take this government to court,” a frustrated parent was heard shouting at the Vidya Bhavan yesterday. The students who lost the chance have asked for a re-examination but it would not be possible, it was clarified.
The supplementary examination was granted after 31 per cent of the students failed in physics. Nearly three lakh students had applied for the physics exam to improve their score, while another 1.5 lakh failed students had also applied to clear the paper. Of these, 20,000 could not write and will have to wait for a year to rewrite the exam.
All India Students Federation, meanwhile, asked the chief minister to sack Intermediate minister K. Parthasarathy. B Anjaneyulu, state president of the AISF, squarely blamed the government for the mess up. “One day before the exam they charged `1,000 and gave hall tickets for EAMCET. Then why don’t they do the same for the inter exam? It’s a supplementary exam and they had all the data from the main exam data. They could have issued the hall ticket and later charge a fine from colleges,” he said and added it was regrettable that the minister had not bothered to enquire about what happened.
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