Provide education in colleges , not distress

Provide education in colleges , not distress

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state governments temporarily closed schools, colleges, and universities ,and, it is uncertain when they will be reopened.

Meanwhile, most colleges have shifted to the online mode and are imparting education through other platforms such as Zoom, Skype,Teams etc. The days in the semester have been reduced, classes per week have been increased, assignments are being dumped in bulk, teachers are rushing through the syllabus at breakneck speed , so as to complete the portions before exams and there is no respite in sight for the students. Students are glued to electronic devices all day long and this excessive blue light (causes retina damage) is just harming the health of students.The quality of such education is not going to benefit anyone.

In such trying times, would it not be more prudent to take into account the many challenges being faced by each and every one of us ? There are students who do have access to proper and stable internet connectivity at all times , and some who live in remote areas , then there are some who live with entire families in two to three rooms. How is it possible to study in such an environment ?

Colleges need to look at students as human beings who are under tremendous pressure , especially due to the pandemic that has heightened stress and upset routines and need to give them time to actually study rather than just try and finish the semester as early as possible so as to start collecting fees for the next one. 

UGC should look into this and lay out some regulations limiting the hours of classes  per week and the duration of semesters for this new situation so as to prevent the colleges from harassing students like this.

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