Lack of internet connectivity has badly affected the studies of the students residing in the remote areas of Mizoram.
The students of Pukzing Vengthar village in the Mamit district of the state have to travel more than three kilometers daily to get connectivity.
The poor connectivity is hampering the examinations and assignment submission by students.
“Due to poor network, students have to travel more than three km to get the signal. After crossing the Tlangnuam Village site we get the connectivity. Even during rain students have to travel miles to appear for their exam,” village council president Pukzing Vengthar said.
A local student said they have to travel more than three km to get the signal.
“It is really hard for us to appear for exams online as there is no internet connectivity in our Village. The assignment submission is also hampered due to this,” he said.
The village is located 60 km away from sub-district headquarters and 104 km away from district headquarters Mamit and has a population of 500 people.
Earlier this month, seven undergraduate students in a remote village in south Mizoram’s Siaha district appeared their online semester examinations from a hilltop due to poor internet connectivity.
A makeshift hut made of bamboo, tarpaulin, and banana leaves was erected on the summit of the hill which acts as their ‘exam centre’.