The demand for the postponing of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is trending since last week. The candidates are calling for the exams to be delayed to avoid any mishappening due to the pandemic.
The candidate’s protest erupted across social media platforms showing their issues and demanding the Supreme Court’s postponement of exams.
The Ministry of Education’s NTA said that JEE (Main) and the NEET (UG) would be conducted in September, as per the schedule. Then the protest erupted across social media, seeking the postponement of the exam.
Candidates are demanding the postponement of the exam until the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs, and the flood-related situation in many states across the country improve.
They also expressed their concerns about issues such as about lack of transportation and inevitable crowding if the exams are not postponed.
Across the country, there have been Universities and schools closed since March 16 as part of measures to check the spread of Covid-19 as flood situation in many states across the country students are not well prepared for their exam.
3.23 million Cases of COVID and 59,449 deaths, is considerable fear among the students over contracting the virus. Who will be responsible if any one of them gets COVID positive?
If a student is caught with high temperature, does he get into the exam hall, or will he drop one year? The social distancing can’t be maintained while leaving the exam hall.
There is a lack of transportation facilities due to Nationwide shutdown. Everyone can’t afford private transportation. At the same time, they are traveling if a student gets affect by COVID who will be responsible.
Seven chief ministers of non-BJP ruled states backed the demand for postponement of the examinations and decided to move the Supreme Court on the issue jointly.
Yesterday Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a personal conversation and demanded postponement of this year’s NEET and JEE exams because of Coronavirus pandemic and flood situation.
Written By SOMANATH SAHU
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