Karnataka: NSUI demands Lokayukta inquiry into SSLC valuation irregularities | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: NSUI state general secretary Farooq Bayabe demanded that the state government should initiate a high level inquiry into the SSLC valuation goof up, where a large number of failed students have secured pass marks after the revaluation.
Due to irregularities in the valuation of SSLC answer scripts, many students in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts were affected. There are 748 cases wherein the valuation process was not properly conducted, and students had to face injustice. Many failed students were later passed after the revaluation. Meanwhile, students, who were expecting high marks were embarrassed after seeing the marks less than their expectations, he said.
The hefty fee prescribed by the government for revaluation has deprived many students their right, he said. “Many students could not apply for revaluation since it cost them more than Rs 1,200. Students have to pay Rs 150 for re-totaling, Rs 400 to obtain a copy of answer script and Rs 800 to apply for revaluation. Financial problems in poor families during this Covid19 crisis have forced many not to go for revaluation. All these factors will lead to a bleak future for those students from economically weaker sections,” Farooq said.
S Suresh Kumar, minister for primary and secondary education, had promised that the whole process of SSLC examination and valuation will be conducted very efficiently. However, no action has been taken after several shortcomings were found during the valuation process, he said and demanded that a Lokayukta or ACB inquiry should be initiated into the irregularities immediately.
Those teachers responsible for the valuation irregularities should be suspended immediately. Meanwhile, a counselling should be provided for students, who were affected due to faulty valuation. More stringent rules should be framed to make the valuation process more transparent, he added.

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