Suriya Sivakumar calls NEET threat to students, submits letter to share his concerns

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  • Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar took to Twitter on Saturday and called the National Eligibility Test (NEET), a threat to students
  • Suriya, on behalf of his NGO Agaram Foundation, which helps students from marginalised sections of society submitted a letter to a high-level panel headed by Justice AK Rajan
  • The actor urged that education be made a state subject

Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar took to Twitter on Saturday and called the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a threat to students, adding that education should be a state’s responsibility and right.

The actor further demanded that NEET should be abolished and said that it has been creating havoc for the future of students hailing from marginalised communities and government school students.

Suriya, on behalf of his NGO Agaram Foundation, which helps students from marginalised sections of society submitted a letter to a high-level panel headed by Justice AK Rajan which was appointed by the TN government to study the impact of NEET on medical admissions in the state. Suriya shared an image of the letter on Twitter, where it has been written that it is imperative that they keep the government and change-makers informed about the concerns in exams like NEET, which has the ability to sabotage the future of children.

The actor urged that education be made a state subject saying that for a country like India which has diverse language and culture, it is only fair that the education system be in the hands of the state, through which a permanent solution can be reached. The actor urged all state political parties to join hands and work towards the common goal.

As per the actor’s letter, the 40 per cent marginalised students studying in government schools and 25 per cent students studying in government-aided schools in Tamil Nadu — only 20 per cent students’ avail higher education and common exams such as NEET deprive students from marginalised community students of availing good education.

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