Students reject online classes in varsities
PESHAWAR: Rejecting the initiation of online classes in varsities, the office bearers of Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF) have lambasted the provincial government and urged it to stop the process as it will deprive thousands of students from education due to unavailability of internet service.
Speaking at a news conference at Peshawar press club, presidents, general secretaries and other office bearers of PkSF in the varsities university campus, general secretary of university of Peshawar (UoP, Malik Hasnain, pointed out that a sizeable number of students have no internet facilities in their way-off areas.
“Students from newly merged districts who are enrolled in different departments in UoP and other varsities have no access to internet service and they will miss the chance to attend online classes” they stated.
The government should ensure provision of internet service in tribal areas then it should take the initiative, they added.
They stated that the corona pandemic had badly affected the whole economy and that a great number of parents are now unable to pay the fees of their children due to inadequate monetary resources.
Therefore the office bearers of PkSF demanded of the KP government and varsities administrations to withdraw the decision in best interests of hundreds of students, they urged. They categorically said they would initiate protest demonstration if provincial government and varsities administrations do not fulfill their demands.