West Bengal schools, colleges to remain closed till September 20

West Bengal schools, colleges to remain closed till September 20

The West Bengal government on Wednesday announced that all educational institutes in the states will remain closed till September 20. The closure of educational institutes was extended as a safety measure amid the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown.

The decision comes on a day when chief minister Mamata Banerjee reiterated her opposition to the center’s decision to conduct NEET and JEE examinations. The NEET and JEE Main 2020 exams are supposed to be conducted in the first and second week of September.

The West Bengal government has also been vocal against the conduction of the NEET and JEE 2020 exams in the country. The state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also suggested other states to file an appeal in the Supreme Court regarding the issue.

Though many political parties and celebrities are pushing for the postponement of the exams, there is no change in the dates of the NEET and JEE 2020 exams, as per National Testing Agency (NTA).

Continuing with its policy of bi-weekly total lockdown in the state, Banerjee announced three more dates for the month of September. Accordingly, complete lockdown will be implemented across the state on September 7, 11 and 12.

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