HRD Minister holds review meeting with officials over COVID

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Keeping the Coronavirus pandemic in view, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, held a review meeting with officials of school education department, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and National Testing Agency (NTA).

Taking the social media, the minister said “Held a review meeting with Smt. Anita Karwal, Secretary of School Education & Literacy Department at @HRDMinistry, Manoj Ahuja, Chairman at @cbseindia29 (CBSE), and Vineet Joshi, Chairman at @DG_NTA (National Testing Agency) to discuss the present education scenario”.

CBSE had notified earlier that it will be conducting the remaining board examinations in July, while NTA, the national level competitive and entrance examination body, had announced engineering (JEE Main) and medical (NEET) entrances will be held in July end.

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There are many parents and students demanding to scrap the NEET and JEE Main exams.

The COVID-19 pandemic has mandated a shift from classroom teaching to online learning as schools continue to be closed for over three months.

Also read: Parents demand cancellation of CBSE Exams 2020

In wake of the coronavirus-induced lockdown from March 25, schools, colleges and other educational institutions have remained closed.

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that schools, colleges, educational/training/coaching institutions will be opened after consultation with States and UTs during Phase II of Unlock1.

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