Students protests against Online classes in Balochistan
Students demand an internet facility across Balochistan
Students on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration outside Quetta Press Club against Online classes in Balochistan. The students had carried placards inscribed with slogans, “no to online classes”, “restore internet service”, “then launch online classes”, etc during the protest demonstration.
The protesting students lamented that most parts of Balochistan were deprived of internet service and that students were unable to get connected with online classes. “First restore internet then launch online classes”, Jehanzaib, one of the protesters told the daily Quetta Voice.
The higher education commissioner has announced to launch online classes across the country in view of the novel coronavirus. The decision was made by the HEC keeping in view the precious time of students. Secretary higher education Balochistan, Hashim Ghilzai admitted that poor internet issue was persisting in the province and that the department has taken up the issue with HEC.
The HEC also called a meeting of the vice-chancellors of all universities to get them on board with regard to the launching of the online classes. In next phase, classes would be launched in colleges with specified standard operating procedures, Mr. Ghilzai said.
When asked about online classes in Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Mr. Ghilzai said that up til now online classes were not launched. The enrollment of girls students in SBK is above 10,000 currently whose education has been affected by the COVID19.