Published: 01st January 2019
Students give NEET classes a miss in Namakkal with board exams just two months away
As per central government guidelines, the state government has been conducted 412 NEET coaching classes through online in the state
As only two months are left for Class XII board exams, students have not been enthusiastic to attend the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) classes. School Education Department (SED) officials are worried that over 50 fifty percent students were absent for the last couple of week.
SED sources said to Express that while over 300 students have been taking part in these 15 NEET coaching classes at the early months of the academic year, as of now less than 50 percent students were coming. They were also not interested in order to continue.
As per central government guidelines, the state government has been conducted 412 NEET coaching classes through online in the state. In Namakkal district, as many as 15 coaching classes are going on for medical aspirants. These classes have been organised only during weekends from 9.30 am to 5 pm. A group of students said to Express that they have no sufficient time to study for March board and NEET exams.
"We are under pressure, because, we need to write public exams within 60 days. Meanwhile, the preparation is also must for NEET exam. What we can do?" students ask. At the same time, due to some errors in online classes, they were unable to listen carefully. Not only this but also, most of the students have been encountering many problems.
"That is why both state and central government have to find permanent solution considering the students future," the official added. On the other hand, Directly Recruitment Post Graduate Teachers Association (DRPGTA) state president A Ramu criticised government which refused to assign separate teachers for NEET classes. He told Express that for the last couple of weeks, the PG teachers were also pushed taking NEET class.
They had to conduct a special class for Class XII students, even weekends as well as exam holidays, the teachers were working continuously without leave. The state government also strictly instructed all teachers to achieve 100 percent in public exams. "Like this, while we are under pressure, how can we organise NEET classes. Hence, separate teachers should be appointed for NEET. Moreover, we request that 3000 PG assistant posts have to be filled at least upcoming academic year," Ramu urges.