The CM of Tamil Nadu MK Stalin has written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to cancel the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and all other national entrance exams due to the epidemic and keeping students’ safety in mind.
Earlier the Directorate of Government Examinations, Tamil Nadu canceled the 12th board exams. A committee headed by the secretary general of the School Education Department will be set up to decide on the examination process for the 12th class. In the letter, CM Stalin stated that admission to the arts, arts and sciences will be based on the marks obtained by students in the Grade 12 examinations. The decision was made following a number of demands on teachers, parents and medical professionals.
In a tweet he said, “I have written to @ PMOIndia urging him to withdraw the practice of NEET and all other national entrance exams, remembering the safety of students, as reasons for canceling the XII board board exams It works equally well with the entrance exams. “(sic)
In the book, he wrote that because of the prevailing climate, “doing all the exams to enter the national level in any professional career can be detrimental to the health and well-being of students.” He also added that the exams were canceled for the same reason the 12th board exams were canceled.
Before cancelling the exams, school education minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi had said that assessing the marks is very important but so is the students the health. More than 7 lakh students were registered to appear for the exams.