Slow internet speed bothers students in Jammu and Kashmir

The education sector continues to be hit in Jammu and Kashmir due to non-availability of proper internet services. The J&K government ordered closure of educational institutions on March 12 due to Covid, the institutions shifted to online mode of education to compensate the academic losses of the students during the closure period. The universities and colleges have prepared e-content and video lectures which are uploaded on the university website and of the colleges but the students are not able to access the websites given the 2G internet speed,” said a college Professor. Also, the school teachers uploaded video lectures on Youtube. But the efforts did not bear any fruits for the students. Apart from this, the students are facing difficulties in applying for national level competitive exams as the website doesn’t run on slow speed internet.