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Twenty students committed suicide after failing their exams in India, authorities reported.
At least 20 students killed themselves after receiving low exam scores from the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), Fox News reported. A student who received failing scores in biology lit herself on fire at her home after receiving her scores, according to the Khaleej Times. The failures also prompted a number of other suicides after students feared their professional aspirations were moot following the low exam scores.
Students - Exams - February - March - Students
Roughly 1 million students took the nationwide exams between February and March. Approximately 350,000 students failed the exam, prompting major unrest and protests among students, parents and political groups who claim many of the failed exam scores were false.
A myriad of student groups and parents allege that an error in the reporting software contributed to the hundreds of thousands of reported exam failures which directly caused students to kill themselves after receiving low scores, Fox reported.
Minister - K - Chandrashekar - Rao - Authorities
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao ordered authorities, on April 25, to both recount and verify all of the failing scores in case some of those scores were inaccurately reported, as many of the protesters claimed. Rao also...
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