Kohima, May 25: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has asked for improvement in internet connection in the State during these trying times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter to Minister for Science and Technology, NRE and IT and C, the ANCSU said that due to the poor internet connectivity in the State, students have been affected. “As the nation is swamped into combating the COVID-19 pandemic, at the same time the nation is also preparing for the progress of its education, and our State cannot race out from this peculiar progress,” said ANCSU president, Vimeyiekho Vitso and general secretary, Imnameren N Jamir.
They said online classes, online tutoring, online admission, online examination, e-book study materials and other electronic communications are being used to endeavour academic aspects in the State. But they regretted over the poor network facility that is evidently an impediment to online activities for the students.
“Along with the world, our State should also embark to modern education, and better internet connectivity can best support the undertaking” the student leaders said. They expressed hope that the concerned minister would look into their appeal and take the matter to the concerned department at the earliest.
The ANCSU in another letter to the Chairman of Nagaland Board of School Education appealed for setting up of exam centres for Nagaland State Entrance Examination (NSEE) in all the districts and that candidates be given preference to choose their exam centres as per their residence so that no student is deprived of appearing the exam.
“Such exam centres should be identified at the earliest and necessary preparations relating to exam and to fight the threat of COVID-19 should be kept ready” the ANCSU stated.