Students at Technical University of Mombasa are set to begin their new academic year on 12th April 2021. The 2020/21 academic year which was to begin in September 2020 was delayed after the learning institutions were closed indefinitely last year following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country.
As a result, most of the Universities adopted online learning initiative to their continuing students. At TUM, the initiative didn’t work effectively as expected. One of the major reasons that led to ineffective online learning at the varsity was Data Bundles challange.
Most of the students couldn’t access online learning activities because they had no data. Unlike other Universities, Technical University of Mombasa didn’t offer free e-learning internet bundles to the students.
According to a research by Mnews, most of the Students are will not be able to access the e-learning (online learning) materials because of internet challenges.
Speaking to Mnews, of the students at the varsity called upon the administration to provide data bundles to all students who will be in session a from 12th April for the new academic year.
The Varsity had offered to give internet data to first year students who were taking online studies last year unfortunately no student received despite the fact that they were asked to submit their mobile numbers.
As part of the plan to kick off the new academic year on virtual platform, the varsity is set to generate students email which shall be used by all students to access the e-learning portal.