AP SSC Results Released 2012 Today
SSC Results are to be announced on Wednesday 23rd 2012 at 11.30 AM. But they are postponed because Andhra Pradesh minister for secondary education K Parthasarathy, campaigning in elections felt them more important than deciding the fate of 13 lakh students who appeared for their Secondary School Certificate (Class X) examination this year. The SSC result was to be announced at 11.30 am on Wednesday.
All the students and their parents are very curiously waiting for the SSC Results 2012 to be be announced yesterday that is 23rd May 2012. But the SSC Board officials made a quiet announcement that the results will not be announced for today and postponed to 24th May Thursday 2012. They have told the reason for the delay in results as the minister is busy in the electioneering for the Congress party in the by-elections to Tirupati assembly seat and he would be landing in Hyderabad only in the evening.
Though director of examinations B Manmadha Reddy told the media initially that the results would be declared at 4.30 pm instead of 11.30 am on Wednesday, he announced later that the results would be declared at 11 am on Thursday. The reason cited by Reddy for the change of timing was that the timing of 4.30 pm would be inconvenient to the officials concerned.
Sources in the Board, however, said the officials were apprehensive that the minister might not reach Hyderabad in time because the election rally in Tirupati might get delayed till evening. “So, to be on the safe side, we scheduled the release of SSC results to Thursday,” sources said.
The postponement of results angered parents. “It is atrocious to defer the announcement of results just for the sake of minister’s political obligations. Why can’t the Board announce the results without the minister, as is being done by the CBSE and ICSE? They can straightaway upload the results on the net, instead of making a farcical exercise of arranging a press conference of the minister and release the results,” commented an angry parent.
The opposition parties, too, decried the minister’s indifferent attitude in releasing the results. “The Board announced well in advance the date of release of SSC results. The minister could have cancelled all his engagements for the results. It appears the election campaign is more important to the minister than the future of students,” Telugu Desam Party spokesman and MLC Y Rajendra Prasad said.
Bharatiya Janata Party state unit president G Kishan Reddy said the decision to postpone the results for the sake of the minister’s election campaign showed the callousness of the government towards the students’ future. “The minister should apologise for the delay and resign from the cabinet post,” he demanded.
YSR Congress party steering committee member S Venkateshwar Reddy lashed out at the government for putting off the announcement of SSC results for the sake of election campaign by the secondary education minister. He alleged that the minister was according more priority for party activities than to the future of the students.
The minister, however, clarified to the media that the announcement of SSC examination results was delayed not because of his election schedule but due to technical reasons. “For the first time, the SSC Board is announcing the results in grading system, as is being done in the CBSE and ICSE system. Since we want to ensure that there are no errors in the grading process, it is taking a little more time,” he said.
As per the new grading system, instead of marks, just grading (on a scale of 10) will be given in SSC certificates of the students. This is also causing a lot of anxiety among the students and parents. “We want the government to review the system and take a decision only after discussing with parents’ associations and teachers’ unions,” demanded State Teachers Union leader Katti Narasimha Reddy.