Inter Marks: Yesterday-0, Today-99

Inter Marks: Yesterday-0, Today-99

The Intermediate Board's evaluation and results have become a subject of debate and is inviting criticism from all corners. In view of multiple student suicides in last few days and protests from student organisations, Intermediate board secretary spoke to media on Monday and made an attempt to tell that evaluation process has been transparent. The board Secretary, however, admitted that a few evaluation errors caused a horrible damage to three students.

Navya, an Intermediate second year student of Mancherial was shocked to learn, on results day, that she had scored '0' in Telugu paper. But, a day after media reported her fate, the board revised her score to 99, straight from 0.

Reacting to it, the Intermediate board secretary Ashok Kumar said: "As the examiner failed to bubble the OMR sheet properly, Navya was given 0 instead of 99. On top it, observer also failed to scrutinize the OMR sheet correctly and as a result, Navya got 0 marks in Telugu. However, we've revised her score by rectifying the error soon after media reported about it."

Admitting that it was a big mistake on their part, Ashok Kumar has assured a serious action on evaluators who are responsible for such errors. Already, the board has issued 'charge memo' to some evaluators.