With several centers reporting low attendance in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) lead candidates as of September 1, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Wednesday requested a re-exam for students who amid their chance of taking the entrance exam COVID- missed. 19 pandemic.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is scheduled to conduct the JEE between September 1st and 6th.
The NSUI accused the government of failing to make basic arrangements for student transportation to exam centers.
“When the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) began on September 1, 2020, only around 65 percent of students showed up for the exam, and many centers in the country reported low attendance of less than 45 percent. We are calling for a re-exam for the students who missed their chances of taking the entrance exam because the government rushed to implement JEE and the government failed to set the basic requirements to get students to exam centers in this pandemic that a big one Majority of the students will not miss this academic session, ”the student wing of Congress said in a statement.
The NSUI criticized the government’s move to keep the JEE and condemned the fact that the imposition of the JEE, despite concerns and requests from the student community to postpone the exam taking into account the pandemic and post-disaster situation, ” Idea of equal opportunities for a larger part of the students ”
It was alleged that while the government claimed that it had taken adequate measures to ensure the smooth conduct of the exam and the organization of transportation facilities for the students, the low attendance indicated a failure of authority that prevented many students from attending the exam.
Previously, the national president of the NSUI, Neeraj Kundan, had asked the government to organize the transport facilities for the students, especially from rural areas. He has now called on the government to provide an opportunity without arranging the necessary facilities for students who missed their chance due to the government’s hasty move to take the exam amid the pandemic.