A whopping 41.2 % of Delhi University (DU) candidates have not had the option to go to online classes at all in the midst of the across the country lockdown, found an overview by student’s committee.
The study directed by the DU unit of All India Students’ Association (AISA) additionally found that the significant purpose for understudies not having the option to go to classes online routinely was “poor internet connectivity”. The study recouped was led in the course of the most recent fourteen days and secured in excess of 1,500 understudies.
The University had begun online classes in the most recent seven day stretch of March, not long after the lockdown was forced on March 25 to contain the spread of the coronavirus ailment.
“Only 22.4 % of students are attending online classes regularly. While 41.2% of students said they are not being able to attend classes at all, the remaining 42.4 % said that they have managed to attend a few classes,” stated the survey report released on Tuesday.
“As many as 72.2 % of students said poor internet connectivity is the main reason behind them not being able to attend classes online classes regularly,11.6% of students cited financial incapability as the reason, and 7.6% said that household chores are not letting them attend online classes. The remaining 8.3% cited other reasons,” the report stated.
“Around 32.4% of students said that they don’t even have devices such as smartphones or laptops to appear in the online exams,” said the survey report. “The students were also worried about the University administration’s idea of conducting online exams. So we thought we should conduct a survey to get a clear picture of students’ opinions on online exams and classes and send it to the university administration,” Abhigyan (single name), member AISA (DU unit) and a student at Ramjas College said.