Activist Greta Thunberg backs demand to defer JEE, NEET
Environmental and climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke out against the conduction of the NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020 entrance exams, which are being conducted in September. She said that it is unfair for students to appear for exams in the middle of a global pandemic.
She also mentioned that the students of India have been deeply impacted by the floods that hit states like Bihar and Assam, which cause mass destruction for the citizens. The conduction of exams in the middle of the pandemic is highly unfair, as per Greta.
Greta took to Twitter and wrote, “It’s deeply unfair that the students of India are asked to sit for national exams during the Covid-19 pandemic and while millions have also been impacted by the extreme floods.”
Greta further wrote that she stands with the call to postpone the NEET and JEE Main 2020 examinations in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many students also replied to her tweet, showing their gratitude and appreciation for her words.
Students have been actively protesting the conduction of the NEET and JEE Main 2020 entrances, which are scheduled to be conducted in the first and second week of September. Many students also filed a plea in the Supreme Court to get the exams postponed.
The Supreme Court did not rule in their favour, and stated that the exams will be conducted as per schedule. The court also stated that the conduction of exams is essential for the future of the students.