Clamour Growing Around Postponement Of NEET And JEE Exams
Opposition leaders write to Centre about fears of holding exams amid pandemic.
Universities across the country that have been closed since March 16 this year will need to open their doors to students appearing for NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020 exams this September, as the Central Government has persisted on its decision to hold the two entrance exams. Amidst all this, there have been resounding calls from opposition leaders across the country, calling for the postponement of the two tests.
Yuva Sena Chief, Aditya Thackeray recently wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of India, emphasizing on the health risk that the proposed exams posed. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also appealed to PM Modi to postpone the two exams. Meanwhile, Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has also joined calls for the postponement of the two exams. In a tweet, she said, “It’s deeply unfair that students of India are asked to sit for national exams during the Covid-19 pandemic while millions have also been impacted by the extreme floods. I stand with their call to #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID.”
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