Unlock 4.0: The West Bengal government announced that all educational institutions in the state would remain closed till 20 September. Opening of other educational institutions including state school-colleges will not be allowed at present. The government has made this announcement on August 31, even before Unlock 3.0 is over. The decision came on the day Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reiterated her opposition to the Centre’s decision to conduct the NEET and JEE examinations. The CM had recently lodged a protest with Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the Corona era regarding the NEET and JEE Main examinations. Along with this, the Chief Minister of the state Mamta Banerjee has suggested other states to file an appeal in the Supreme Court regarding this issue.
However, many politicians have already lodged opposition to conducting both these exams in September. But despite this, the National Examination Agency (NTA) recently clarified that NEET and JEE 2020 exam dates will not be changed after the Supreme Court allows examinations. The exams will be on their own schedule.
On the other hand, if we talk about opposition to NEET and JEE Main exams, then the voice is being raised against it all over the country. Now politicians including students and parents have lodged protests regarding this. These include several politicians including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. All these leaders say that the examination should be postponed to the central government in the month of September. At the same time, the director of IIT had presented his side recently. He had said that postponing the examinations now may have serious consequences. The future of millions of students will be at stake.