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UoN students resist online learning; comrades suffering in silence as others learn

by Monrose Murugi
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UoN students rioting (Photo/Courtesy)

Some university students have been learning online amid the covid-19 pandemic. However, University of Nairobi students have come out to complain about online learning.

This is because some students don’t have smartphones, laptops or good internet connections in their homes. Some have shared their heartbreaking stories.

Today, University of Nairobi students took to twitter to highlight the plight of needy students who are suffering in silence while others continue with their digital education.

Some UON students are in remote areas and cannot access good internet connection for online learning.

Others come from humble backgrounds and cannot afford smartphones or laptops for digital classes.

Moreover, some families live from hand to mouth and they have to choose between buying data bundles for their child in University and eating.

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Additionally, other students do not have electricity in their villages and have to travel long distances for their phones to get charged. This makes it very difficult to attend all online classes everyday.

Other students are scared to defer. They have missed many classes and it’s impossible to catch up with the others. They are contemplating deferring their studies.

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