Kolkata: Even as the states and UTs await the Centre’s announcement on the next unlock guidelines, the West Bengal government has decided that schools and colleges will remain closed in the state till September 20.
“Educational institutes will remain closed in West Bengal till September 20,” Chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted on Wednesday.
Educational institutes will remain closed in West Bengal till September 20: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial)
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) August 26, 2020
On August 24, Mamata appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to postpone the NEET-JEE entrance tests, scheduled next month, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Now with the directive of @EduMinOfIndia to conduct NEET, JEE 2020 in Sep, I would again appeal to the Centre to assess the risk and postpone these examinations until the situation is conducive again. It is our duty to ensure a safe environment for all our students. (2/2)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 24, 2020
On Wednesday, Mamata appealed to all opposition chief ministers to move the Supreme Court for postponing NEET and JEE exams.