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CUS students demand resumption of regular offline classes

Bhat Imran

Srinagar, Dec 05 (KNO): The integrated students of Cluster University of Srinagar (CUS) Saturday demanded the resumption of regular offline classes saying that process of learning through the online mode has ruined academic year.

Holding a silent protest at Press Enclave 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 and this year too we couldn’t learn anything due to the internet gag imposed by the authorities,” students said while talking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

“We could have compensated our academic losses of last year via online classes, but it is very difficult to follow the online lectures via low-speed internet,” students said.

Students said that the lectures they attended online via 2G internet services was either not audible or the video lectures were buffering.

They said if the government is holding elections normally, “what was the issue in holding the regular classes.”

“If the government is continuing to hold online classes to prevent spreading of COVID-19 among the students, then how come it is possible that the virus will not spread when hundreds of people are assembling together to cast their vote nowadays,” they said.

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 recommence regular offline classes.

Meanwhile, officials at KU and CUS told KNO that no new guidelines were issued by the authorities to reopen the institutions.

“We are only following the guidelines of the government. As of now the administration has decided to continue with online classes instead of regular classes,” officials said—(KNO)

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