New Delhi: As the number of student suicide shot up in Telangana owing to bad scores in intermediate exam, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called an emergency meeting with the education officials and directed them to hold free of cost reevaluation and recounting for failed candidates, News18 reported.

Further, KCR also asked the officials to hold an “advanced supplementary examinations without scope for a year loss”, the news channel reported.

It must be noted that so far, a total of 20 suicides have been reported from the state so far.

Notably, a charge of Rs 600 was levied if any student opts for a reevaluation, and recounting of marks. Time and again, students, as well as parents, have raised their demand to conduct reevaluation free of cost.

In the wake of student suicide, KCR expressed his disappointment and said, “Intermediate education is not the entire life. Failing in examination does not amount to failing in life. Life is precious”, the report said.