Tribune News Service
Kolkata, August 24
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday joined the refrain of politicians demanding postponement of the NEET and JEE examinations given the menace posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a publish on the Facebook, Banerjee stated that in her final video convention with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she aired her opposition to UGC tips mandating completion of terminal examinations in universities/faculties by the tip of September 2020.
She objected as a result of holding examinations at this juncture would quantity to placing college students’ lives in danger, the Chief Minister stated.
“Now with the directive of the Ministry of Education to conduct NEET, JEE 2020 in Sep, I would again appeal to the Centre to assess the risk and postpone these examinations until the situation is conducive again. It is our duty to ensure a safe environment for all our students,” the Chief Minister said.
Politicians together with Congress’ Rahul Gandhi and Bhartiya Janata Party’s Subramaniam Swamy have urged the federal government to postpone the exams and hearken to college students’ plea.
On August 17, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea from some college students looking for postponement of those exams, saying the dear yr of scholars “cannot be wasted” and life has to go on.