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.
These are not just stories,
They are not just people,
These are my people.
Fellow Medicine students.
Education is meant to be the equalizer, Why would UoN want to take away the one thing that will help my fellow comrades ? Masomo Ni ya wote.#UoNHearUsOut @vcuonbi @uonbi pic.twitter.com/9OFjo8bQAN
— King Ming ? (@MingalaChris) June 10, 2020
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.
Uon is so fixated and blinded by this world class university mindset that it’s actually infuriating. Issues have been aired and yet they choose to turn a blind eye. We won’t stop until we’re listened to. EVERY STUDENT MATTERS. That world class mindset? Period.#UoNHearUsOut pic.twitter.com/AJ2sAGiShe
— JM? (@mwongelii) June 10, 2020
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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#UoNHearUsOut Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, hearing with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another. @uonbi failing to understand this is so malicious. We won’t take part in that malice. Empathy is the highest form of knowledge! We stand with our own pic.twitter.com/cfvYHT7qeE
— Stephy? (@Iam_TheIt_Girl) June 10, 2020
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.
There must be a perfect balance between the system of the bourgeois and of the proletariat. @uonbi is making education the gold that was in the dark ages. They have crossed from the sacred and turned to profane acts as bigotry.
We DEMAND EQUITY!
JUSTICE FOR ALL#UoNHearUsOut pic.twitter.com/Qv1ussLsBj
— The Goose (@MihesoCollins1) June 10, 2020
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.