Vagisha Kaushik|Oct 26, 2021
JEE Main, NEET: Students trend #SpeakUpForStudentSafety
NEW DELHI: As the scheduled date for conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance (Test NEET) approaches, desperate students have been trending #SpeakUpForStudentSafety on social media in hopes of the government agreeing to their demands of postponement.
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The National Testing Agency (NTA) is scheduled to conduct both JEE Main and NEET in September after it received the go-ahead from the Supreme Court.
Despite this, students, parents and state governments have protested demanding postponement citing health and safety concerns due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Students also pointed to the lack of transport facilities that will make commuting from their homes to the test centres difficult. Some complained about the difficulties of writing such high-stakes exams with time constraints while wearing masks and gloves.
Chief ministers of seven states and union territories including West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Puducherry have decided to file a review petition against the Supreme court.
Here we have collected some of the responses of the students who were responding with the #SpeakUpForStudentSafety hashtag.
Some students asked the government to listen to their problems regarding health concerns.
Listen to our real problem we don't want cancellation just postpone it I beg in front of @PMOIndia @NitishKumar please do it we r going through enormous pressure nd anxiety #SpeakUpForStudentSafety pic.twitter.com/MVYxuM8I5G— Pallavi (@Pallavi66843382) August 28, 2020
I have a small request @DrRPNishank. You join us during exam day. You come sit with us for 3 hrs in exam hall. You said that you trust NTA's safety work in conducting exams!!will you? #neetJEE2020 #SpeakUpForStudentSafety pic.twitter.com/LgiAgUkqg3— SURYA BASKARAN (@MrSURYABASKARAN) August 28, 2020
Dear @narendramodi ji,— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) August 28, 2020
Downloading admit cards doesn’t mean Students are ready for the exams. They downloaded it to check their exam centres.
THIS LOGIC IS VERY IMMATURE ATTITUDE OF THE GOVERNMENT.
POSTPONE EXAM NOW.#SpeakUpForStudentSafety#CMhelp_NEETJEE #JusticeForStudents pic.twitter.com/sPYAscrOvF
Others pointed to the mental toll that students are going through with the pandemic and exam stress.
#SpeakUpForStudentSafety— Abhishek Singh (@_abhisal) August 28, 2020
Government really need to look at psychological conditions of the candidates, the should gove proper Instructions about how the students who affected by flood or Covid will be giving exams. Supreme Court really needs to reconsider its decision. pic.twitter.com/bNC2Fj19mb
Yesterday A neet aspirant Committed suicide in Gujarat after getting The Admit card,he was 20 years old,Who is to blame for this lost of A young son of a family? Will the Goverenment Now understand and look at the demands? #neetJEE2020#SpeakUpForStudentSafety pic.twitter.com/jiMWNvbSUw— ARJAV Makwana (@arjavmakwana2) August 28, 2020
Some students, though, lost any hopes of a postponement of the exams.
#SpeakUpForStudentSafety— Richa Kashyap (@Richa59407346) August 28, 2020
Guyz there is not a single ray of hope that our exams will be postponed. Everyone is only using it as opportunity to play with our sentiments by giving fake hopes#neetJEE2020 @rashtrapatibhvn pic.twitter.com/3Y1kjC0anq
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