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Covid-19: Colleges re-open in Kashmir nearly after 2 months

SRINAGAR: After a gap of nearly two months, the colleges in the winter zones of Jammu and Kashmir divisions reopened today for physical academic activities.

The officials of the Higher Education Department told that there was a good footfall of students in almost all colleges of the valley and winter zones of the Jammu division.

Jubilant scenes were seen outside almost all the colleges which reopened today and students were excited to attend the classes physically.

One of the students Amina said, “Online classes were very little fruitful to us. Sometimes, the high speed internet blockade added to our miseries. We couldn’t comprehend what was being lectured online as technical cuts always spoiled the very purpose of online lectures.”

She said that this first-time experience of online classes was more than a disaster as there were more losses than gains during the entire period.

Insha, another college student, said that attending academics physically after a huge gap was joyous as she was able to meet her friends and witness lectures offline.

“Moreover, remaining confined to four walls was mentally disturbed. We badly needed this opportunity to resume classes offline. We hope that there is no untoward incident which would hamper the normal work in colleges,” she said.

Pertinent, the Jammu and Kashmir higher education department on December-23 announced winter vacation for all degree colleges of Kashmir division and winter zones of Jammu division from December-27-2021—(KNO)

 

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