West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to postpone the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) as a result of be held in September.
“In our final video convention with Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji, I had been vocal in opposition to the UGC tips mandating completion of terminal examinations in Universities/Faculties by the tip of September 2020, which had an enormous potential to place scholar lives in danger,” tweeted Banerjee.
“Now with the directive of @EduMinOfIndia to conduct NEET, JEE 2020 in September, I might once more attraction to the Centre to evaluate the chance and postpone these examinations till the state of affairs is conducive once more. It’s our responsibility to make sure a protected setting for all our college students,” she stated in a second tweet.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdury, chief of the Congress within the Lok Sabha, additionally wrote to the Prime Minster on Sunday urging him to postpone NEET and JEE.
College students in West Bengal and a number of other different states have been demanding postponement of those examinations over the previous few days. The All India College students Affiliation (AISA), a Left organisation, has deliberate protests in Kolkata and different cities.
On Monday afternoon, the West Bengal schooling division held a gathering in Kolkata, the place officers mentioned the professionals and cons of suspending the tutorial yr in secondary and better secondary colleges below state boards as an alternative of curbing the syllabus as earlier proposed by some folks to assist college students deal with the syllabus.