Srinagar: The integrated students of Cluster University of Kashmir (CUK) Srinagar on Saturday demanded the resumption of regular offline classes, saying that the process of learning through online mode has ruined their academic year, KNO reported.
Holding a silent protest at Press Enclave in Srinagar, the students said that they feel they have wasted their precious time in the past one and half years.
“We have already lost one academic semester last year following the abrogation of Article 370. This year too, we could not learn anything due to the internet gag imposed by the authorities,” the students said.
“We could have compensated our academic losses of last year through online classes, but it is very difficult to follow the online lectures through low-speed internet,” the students said.
They said the lectures they attended online through 2G internet services were either not audible or buffering slowly.
“If the government is continuing to hold online classes to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students, how is it possible that the virus will not spread when hundreds of people assemble to cast their vote,” they asked.
Earlier, KNO had reported about the same issue faced by the postgraduate students of the University of Kashmir (KU) who have also appealed to the administration to restart regular offline classes.
Meanwhile, officials at KU and CUK said that no new guidelines were issued by the authorities to reopen the institutions.
“We are just following the government directions. As of now, the administration has decided to continue with online classes instead of regular classes,” the officials said. (KNO)