Friday, May 7, 2021

Online Learning: NSF seeks uninterrupted internet connectivity

Dimapur, July 3: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has appealed to the State Government to immediately direct the telecom providers operating in Nagaland to provide quality network coverage and uninterrupted internet connectivity in all their areas of operation within the State in the interest of students’ community.
Highlighting the plight of the students’ community with regard to online learning programme introduced by the Department of School Education owing to poor network coverage and slow internet connectivity in the State, NSF vice president & convener, public grievances cell, Dievi Yano and secretary, education & co-convener, PGC, Kegwayhun Tep said the federation has received numerous complaints from distraught students, aggrieved parents and concerned citizens with regard to the online classes and poor network connectivity.
It cited instances such as students being unable to log in to the department’s website at the official portal,, and registration failure in the webpage itself among others on multiple occasions.
The NSF said the timely intervention of the Government on the issue will greatly benefit the students’ community and rebuild the education sector, which has been affected the most during this COVID-19 pandemic.
The DoSE had launched the online learning programme with the objective of keeping the students engaged in the continuous process of education during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
Lauding the DoSE for launching the online learning programme, the NSF, however, maintained that students should not be at the receiving end due to lack of access to technology and other disparities, which could hamper their academic performance and overall development. (Page News Service)