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In times of 2-G internet, KU students demand recommencement of regular offline classes

Bhat Imran

Srinagar, Dec 01 (KNO): In the backdrop of low speed internet, the Postgraduate students of University of Kashmir (KU) on Tuesday appealed the administration to recommence with regular offline classes saying that they could not learn anything through online lectures in previous semester.

The students informed the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they feel they have wasted the previous semester wherein they couldn’t follow the online lectures in view of low speed internet.

One of the students said, “In my previous semester, I hardly attended 30 percent of the online classes even the lectures I attended online via 2G internet services, I couldn’t understand anything as the video lectures were buffering.”

He said that the students also suffered huge academic losses in 2019 as well following the abrogation of Article-370.

“Last year also we barely had started to commence with a fresh semester, curfew was imposed and all educational institutes were closed following the abrogation of Article-370. In this academic semester, we had 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 official said—(KNO)

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