NEET, JEE 2020: Mamata Banerjee Asks PM Modi To Postpone Exam

The West Bengal Chief Minister said that the Education Ministry’s directive is a gravely risky decision.

Jessica David

August 25, 2020

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Hours after urging the Centre to not hold the NEET, JEE Main 2020 next month keeping in mind the Coronavirus pandemic, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday (August 24) wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to postpone the exams that are scheduled to be held in September. In the letter to PM Modi,  Banerjee said that the directive from the Education Ministry to hold the NEET, JEE Main 2020 in September is a gravely risky decision.

“We are proud of our students. They are talented in these areas. On the one hand, COVID-19 pandemic is going on and the student community, on the other hand, is suffering a lot from mental agony and depression,” she wrote in her letter to the PM. Keeping these developments in mind, she urged PM Modi to reconsider the decision taken by the Education Ministry and ensure that students are not deprived of the opportunity to appear for the examination.

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