Tamil Nadu’s DMK is planning to protest against the National Education Policy. DMK is specifically against the religion based education approach by the centre. The compulsory Sanskrit course and National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) will also be opposed by the DMK district secretaries. The protest will be showcased in front of state and central government offices in all districts of Tamil Nadu.
M K Stalin’s DMK to protest against NEET
Today DMK announced a state-wide protests schedule which will start on January 20. It believes that Centre is attempting to thrust education which inclined toward religion.
Stalin also claimed that National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) will negatively impact the poor and rural students’ prospects of pursuing higher education. DMK released an official statement and condemned the proposal to make Sanskrit compulsory as well as religion based approach of centre.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced a new committee to draft the national education policy. As per HRD Minister, the new policy will focus on gender equality and provide a common curriculum for science, mathematics and English. The HRD Ministry held regular discussions with all stakeholders involved regarding the education management. The states, educational institutes, parliamentarians and experts were involved in such meetings.