Poor internet connectivity irks students in Kashmir | KNO

Poor internet connectivity irks students in Kashmir | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 02 (KNO): While students across India are taking online classes amid the coronavirus lockdown, the students in Kashmir valley are facing immense hardships due to low speed internet. Now as the exams are approaching students have to go through online exams but students are facing a lot of issues while appearing in exams as the high speed internet continues to remain suspended in the UT. The students told the new agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they are not able to study because of low internet speed and now the boards and universities are conducting online exams which makes them suffer a lot. They said that due to low speed internet they are not able to appear in online classes and exams, which is taking a heavy toll on their academics. "I have to go for an online viva exam but I am not able to do it because the internet speed is too weak to clear the test. It is very difficult for students to take online classes and exams in absence of high speed internet," Shakir, a student of UG 5th semester told KNO. Students have already lost previous academic year due to the internet ban after the abrogation of article 370 and 35A in August last year. “We as students are unable to surf through any videos which can help clear our doubts more efficiently. When teachers send us any assignment or link, we are not able to open it due to low speed internet. It takes a lot of time to download any document or video file,” the students said. A student of BG 4th semester said that he tried to open Gmail on his laptop but it was responding with a temporary error and finally after 20 minutes he was able to mail the answer sheet to the college authorities. Earlier in April, principal secretary higher education, J&K Asgar Samoon also talked about the low speed internet and how it was a hindrance for students who had to download study material—(KNO)