Students in North Kashmir village suffer from poor connectivity during online lessons
Students in Boniyar in North Kashmir are suffering as they cannot attend classes online due to poor network and connectivity.
Students in Boniyar, North Kashmir, face connectivity issues during online classes.
While schools and colleges in Jammu and Kashmir remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students in northern Kashmir face major problems accessing online courses due to a lack of connectivity and internet.
These students belong to the village of Limber Boniyar in Baramulla, in northern Kashmir. Students have to walk 4 kilometers from their village to a dense forest, where they can access their online lessons and pick up a signal.
Residents, especially students, of Limber Boniyar face serious problems in their daily lives due to network issues. These students claimed that in the future they might not be able to compete with the students of the country.
The students said they are sometimes supposed to reach the signage area in the forest three times a day to take lessons. They also claimed that they were unable to concentrate on their studies because they feared attacks from wild animals in the forest.
Students taking lessons in the dense forest
Students go to a specific patch of forest each day to pick up a signal for online lessons and the area is currently titled Limber Wild Life Sanctuary. The area is also proposed for the national park, but due to the lack of basic facilities like network connectivity, the decision is on hold.
It is at the top of the jungle that students receive a signal and are used to taking online lessons, while the area is surrounded by dense forest where there is a huge probability of the presence of wild animals, this that worries parents.
One of the village students, Gulzar Ahmad, told India Today that they are concerned that they will not compete with students from the rest of the country because they do not have proper access to classes and online sessions with the students. teachers.
He said: âSince 2019, the education system is disabled by 60%. The area has around 900 households with around 5,000 inhabitants. Each year, about 500 generally level researchers visited the area.
“The total number of schools in the region is 12. Among them, 8 are primary level, 3 intermediate level and one is secondary level and all schools and their staff are suffering,” he added.
Locals claim that people who once visited the Limber area never visit the area again due to network inconvenience. They feel that while the rest of the country is living a digital life under Digital India, Limber Boniyar is still digitally behind. They want to bring the matter to the attention of the lieutenant governor to fix the problem.
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