As JK students demand 4G internet, Govt mulls to launch 2G app for online classes

Srinagar, Sep 19: Amid growing clamour for the restoration of high speed internet services for students of Jammu and Kashmir, the government is mulling to launch a new 2G application to cope with the low speed internet problem for online classes among the student community.

The government has said that it will launch a 2G app that will cater to the problems being faced by the students perusing the online classes.

It has been learnt that in a recent meeting held by the Principal Secretary to Government for School Education Department Asgar Samoon said, “New 2G App to cope with present low speed internet problem for online classes among the student community, shortly be launched across the Union Territory (UT) of JK.”

He directed the Directors of School Education of both Jammu and Kashmir regions and Chief Education Officers (CEO’s) to remain prepared for the wider publicity of the application.

Samoon said this during a meeting held on September-15 to review status of commitments made and direction issued during Project Approval Board (PAB) meeting 2020-21 of Samagra Shiksha and Mid Day Meal schemes.

Meanwhile, the students here have been demanding for the restoration of high speed internet services.

One of the students said, “In the name of education, the government has made mockery of education in Jammu and Kashmir and instead of restoring high speed internet they just resorting to different excuses.”

Another student said. “Earlier this year the government have adopted many tactics to streamline the online education system during COVID-19, however, a least of students were attending the online classes due to low speed internet.”

Pertinently, the government in the meeting also said that the schools in Jammu and Kashmir re-open from September-21  for higher classes (9th to 12th) and schools may allow students to join the classes only after obtaining the consent of parents strictly as per the guidelines of GoI and Project Director Samargra Shiksha shall put up necessary mechanism in place—(KNO)

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