Srinagar: Irked by the low-speed 2G internet that is allowed in all but two districts of Jammu and Kashmir, the postgraduate students of University of Kashmir (KU) on Tuesday appealed the administration to restart regular offline classes, KNO reported. The students said they were not able to learn anything through online lectures in the previous semester as well.
The students informed the news agency that they feel they have “wasted the previous semester” wherein they could not follow the online lectures due to low-speed internet.
“In my previous semester, I hardly attended 30 per cent of the online classes. Even the lectures I attended online through 2G internet services, I could not understand anything as the video lectures were buffering [slowly],” one of the students said.
He said that the students also suffered huge academic losses in 2019 as well owing to the lockdown following the abrogation of Article 370.
“Last year, we had just started to commence with a fresh semester that a curfew was imposed and all educational institutes were closed following the abrogation of Article 370. In this academic semester, we suffered a lot of academic loss that was not even compensated in any way,” another student said.
Officials at KU told KNO that no new guidelines were issued by the authorities to reopen the establishment.
“As of now, we have not received any order or any new guidelines to reopen the university. We are just following the government directions,” the officials said. (KNO)
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