West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, requests him to delay NEET, JEE exams

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister requesting him to consider the further delaying of NEET, JEE examinations.

Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “In our last video conference with the HON’BLE PM Shri Ji, I had been vocal against the UGC guidelines mandating completion of terminal examinations in Universities/Colleges by the end of September 2020, which had a huge potential to put student lives at risk.

“Now, with the directive of Education Minister Of India to conduct NEET, JEE 2020 in September, I would again appeal to the Centre to assess the risk and postpone these examinations until the situation is conductive again. It is our duty to ensure a safe environment for all our students,” she added.

Trinamool Congress had earlier expressed its concerns over the holding of examinations during the pandemic since it could affect the future of the students who will need to travel far distances to appear for the exams.

The exams are scheduled in September.

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