Published: 02nd July 2020
Will do my best to solve students' problems: Pokhriyal says NTA will take a call on NEET, JEE postponement on July 3
Students, parents and administrators have asked the HRD Ministry to postpone the exams in view of the COVID crisis and lockdown
The announcement regarding the potential postponement of NEET and JEE will happen on Friday, July 3, said Union HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' in a video, which was posted on Thursday on his official Twitter handle. He announced that the report from the National Testing Agency (NTA) expert committee regarding the postponement of NEET and JEE exams will be submitted tomorrow.
In the video, he stated that he had instructed the NTA Director General Vineet Joshi to form a committee to review the current situation and assess the students’ demands to postpone the exams. “I have received repeated messages on my social media handles, emails and through the Ministry’s official notifications from students, parents and administrators to postpone the NEET and JEE exams considering the present circumstances,” said Pokhriyal.
Talking about his request to the NTA regarding the exams, Pokhriyal said, “I had previously asked the Director General and his team to form a committee and review the current situation, discuss among themselves, judge all parameters before submitting their recommendation so that we can take a firm decision.”
Pokhriyal stressed on the safety of the students appearing for the exams, “The recommendations should tell us how to proceed while ensuring students’ safety. I can understand what the students are going through and will try my best to solve their problems.”