Amid rising demand and arguments to cancel upcoming JEE and NEET exams, Manish Sisodia in an interview urged Centre to reconsider its decision to conduct the JEE NEET exam and make alternate arrangements. As coronavirus cases in India have crossed the tally of 30 lakh, Delhi Education Minister said the center is playing with the lives of students.
Sisodia said that the center could adopt a better alternative as there are a thousand safer alternatives. He added that we are in the 21st century and are unable to find an alternative to exam-based assessment. The government’s objective should be to consider the welfare of the students. He included that there can be a thousand better and safer alternatives to the JEE NEET exams.
The thought procedure of JEE NEET is the mere alternative is a futile thought. The World is developing and foreign countries are adopting modern methods. He asked why can’t those methods be applied in India. It’s not a wise decision to put students’ lives on stake.
Manish Sisodia said that over 28 lakh students are going to appear for the JEE NEET exams this year. He added that when I put myself in that place, I feel afraid to send my son for the exam where 6 out of 100 kids might be corona positive. The future will denounce the fact that a stubborn government placed lakhs of lives under danger over less knowledge of alternatives for entrance exams.
We do not want any political benefit from this, we solely demand the safety of students. Today every 6 out of 100 people are resulting in corona positive in Delhi. If exams for over 4 lakh students are conducted in Delhi, there is a possibility of 6% of students being positive. Commencement of exams will risk the lives of those 4 lakh students. I was a father will never want to send my son to any such place”, said Sisodia.
With folded hands, he requested Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, and the Modi government to reconsider its decision. He suggested that the results can be concluded based on an assessment of class 11th, 12th, Mains, and Prelims results. The government does not run merely based on thinking and actions should also be given priorities, Sisodia added.
Furthermore, Sisodia added If BJP feels they are bearing a loss of their reputation due to AAP’s arguments, we will step back with our folded hands. But the concern is about the health and safety of students and not any political agenda.
I appeal to the center, the Modi government, and education mister to scrap JEE NEET exams and make an alternative arrangement. At the time of phenomenal catastrophes only a phenomenal move will be able to find a remedy, said Manish Sisodia.
The JEE NEET exams are scheduled to be conducted in September. Supreme Court on Monday has dismissed the case by issuing an order to conduct exams as per the schedule.