By - 6 May 2020
6 May 2020
The Coronavirus epidemic has affected over 91 percent of the world’s student population in the last few months. To curb the spread of COVID-19 infection, schools and higher educational institutions have been shut down in several countries. The virus has impacted more than 157 crore students across 191 countries.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday announced the fresh dates for JEE main and NEET UG 2020 examinations in his webinar.
In India, over 32 crore students have been affected by the various restrictions and the nationwide lockdown, which was imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 March. The report notes that students from classes 9 to 12 were most severely impacted by this lockdown. More than 13 crore children fall in this bracket in India, which is also the level at which students write the board exams. Higher education was also badly affected as all the educational institutions have closed their and had to shift their education online.