Will put an end to ‘scams’ like NEET, says Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin

Tamil Nadu was the first to say that NEET was a scam and now the entire country has started saying so, he said.


Published Jun 14, 2024 | 7:29 PM Updated Jun 14, 2024 | 8:23 PM

MK Stalin speaking at a funcyion in Chennai. (X)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday, 14 June, said he would put an end to entrance test “scams” like the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses and ensure unhindered access to education.

He asserted that education is the only asset that no one can steal. “But even in that we are seeing entrance test scams like the NEET. That’s why we are opposing it strongly,” Stalin said.

Tamil Nadu was the first to say that NEET was a scam and now the entire country has started saying so, he said while speaking at a school education department function in Chennai.

Related: Congress questions PM Modi’s silence; says NEET scam is Vyapam 2.0

‘It’s our responsibility’

“We will surely end this one day. It’s our responsibility. Society, financial or political situation should not be a barrier to your education. This is my aim and also that of our Dravidian model of governance,” Stalin who is the president of the DMK said at the event.

He urged the students to “read, read, and keep reading without stopping anywhere.

“Keep moving forward. There should not be any full stop in front of your eyes… keep winning, keep shining, make Tamil Nadu proud,” the chief minister advised.

He announced that the ‘Tamil Pudhalvan’ scheme of providing ₹1,000 monthly financial assistance to students of state-run schools to pursue higher education will be launched in August.

About 43 students scored full marks in the subject of Tamil in the class X and class XII public exams, and headmasters of 1,728 schools that scored cent percent in the board exams for 2023-24, besides students who excelled in national sports events, were felicitated by the chief minister on the occasion.

Ministers Udhayanidhi Stalin, Ma Subramanian, PK Sekarbabu and Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, as well as Chennai Mayor R Priya and senior officials, were among those who were present.

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