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Jubilations mark college re-opening in winter zones of J&K

Srinagar, Feb 15: After a gap of nearly 11 months, Colleges in winter zones of Jammu and Kashmir divisions reopened today for physical academic activities.

Officials of the Higher Education Department told the news agency that there was a huge footfall of students in almost all colleges of the valley and winter zones of Jammu division. Jubilant scenes were seen outside almost all the colleges which reopened today and students were excited to attend the classes physically.

“Online classes were very little fruitful to us. 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,” Sauleh, a student told a news agency.

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

Ambreen, another college student, said that attending academic activities physical 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 educational establishments here were closed in March-2020 following the outbreak of COVID-19.


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