COVID-19: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin urges PM Modi to cancel all national-level entrance examinations

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, June 05, 2021, 10:01 PM IST
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Keeping in mind COVID-19 situation in India, the Centre has announced cancellation of CBSE Class 12 exams and following the decision many state governments have also cancelled Class 12 board exams. Now, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to cancel all national-level entrance examinations like NEET.

He said, "Citing the spread of Covid-19 in the country, Central Board of Secondary Education on 4-6-2021 had notified that the Class XII Board examinations would not be held this year, CBSE has also formed a Committee to compile the results of Class XII students as per well-defined objective criteria."

While it has always been the consistent and considered view of my Government that the Class XII marks alone should be the basis for higher educational opportunities, we have also decided not to conduct the Class XII State Board examinations this year, considering the prevailing COVID-19 situation." he said further.

He asserted saying, "I am of the strong view that conducting national level entrance examinations for any professional course would be immensely detrimental to the health and well-being of students. I therefore urge you to cancel the conduct of all national level entrance examinations like NEET, as the same reasons adduced for cancelling the Class XII Board Examinations are equally applicable to entrance examinations as well."

"Our state may be allowed to fill all professional seats including M.B.B.S. seats, on the basis of Class XII marks alone, as we have always emphasized," he added.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday formed a high-level committee to submit a report on the impact of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) on admission to medical courses in the state. The committee is headed by retired judge AK Rajan.

In a statement today, Stalin said that the Tamil Nadu government always has the responsibility to ensure social justice and was firm in its commitment. Ahead of the Assembly polls this year, the DMK leader had promised to do away with the nationwide medical entrance exam for MBBS and BDS in the state.

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