NEET 2017: Educationist now says NEET exam against Social Justice – This year there have been a lot of confusion and chaos among the students with the NEET 2017 examination. Already one of the students from the state of Tamil Nadu state has moved to the high court over NEET application process, where high court has questioned Tamil Nadu government over NEET exemption request. One of the Senior educationist S. S Rajagopal reacted on the remarks put forward by Justice N.Kirubakaran of Madras high court on NEET stating that “The failure to provide quality education to all the children even after 70 years of Independence is shameful.”
During the hearing of the NEET case, Justice N Kirubakaran asked the government pleader “Is it not a shame to seek exemption from National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Neet) for Tamil Nadu? ”
As the Tamil Nadu government’s Act is seeking exemption from National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) which is awaiting Presidents Assent. The above matter has created a statewide debate.
After receiving the first copy of the book on “ Why Neet is against the social justice and federal structure ”, Mr. Rajgopal on Friday stated that “ Even after the implementation of the Right to Education Act, we are not able to ensure the education for all the children.”
He also commented that “ The students from CBSE schools are not able to prepare for the competitive exams based on their classroom coaching alone. Those who attend the coaching classes alone are able to clear the entrance exams like JEE and Neet. So, we do not need exams like Neet for our state,”
Mr. Rajgopal while opposing the NEET examination also stated that state board students should also prepare for competitive exams. He urged to students “ Those exams are based on multiple choice based questions (MCQs). We have to improve the MCQs in our board exams to at least 50 percent marks ”.
State Platform for Common School system general secretary PB Prince Gajendrababu stated that “ There are already complaints that the coaching institutes are collecting exorbitant amounts for NEET coaching. If the NEET is conducted then only those who can afford the coaching classes can alone dream of medical courses. Though NEET is to be conducted in nine languages, there are not enough materials available in Indian languages for the students to prepare for the exam. It is the central government’s responsibility to get the President’s assent to the Tamil Nadu Act seeking exemption from the NEET.”
This 48-page book compiled by professor N.Mani has many articles written by justice D.Hariparanthaman and others. Also, others who participated were Tamil Nadu Health Development Association president Dr. CS Rex Sargunam and Tamil Nadu Students Parents Welfare Association president S.Arumainathan