Kohima, July 3 (MExN): Addressing the challenges faced by the students in accessing the online learning programme introduced by the Department of School Education (DoSE) in Nagaland, the Naga Students' Federation (NSF) has asked the government to take immediate measures to tackle poor network coverage and slow internet connectivity in the state.
The Federation conveyed its appreciation for the department’s online learning programme aimed at keeping the students engaged in the continuous process of education during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
However, it took a strong note of the numerous complaints received by its Grievances Cell from distraught students, aggrieved parents and concerned citizens alike with regard to the online classes and poor network connectivity. The Federation cited instances such as students being unable to log in to the department's website at the official portal https://dosenl.in, and registration failure in the webpage itself among others being experienced by the students on multiple occasions.
The NSF said 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 over all development.
In this regard, the NSF appealed to the state government to immediately take measures on the issue. It also asked the government to direct the telecom providers operating in the state to provide quality network coverage and uninterrupted internet connectivity in all their areas of operation within the state, adding that the connectivity issue has already cost the student community dearly and deprived the general populace of their paid services.
The timely intervention of the state government on the issue will greatly benefit the student community and rebuild the education sector which has been affected the most during this COVID-19 pandemic, NSF stated.