Covid19 – Opportunity for Positive Change (Student Story)
“My name is Sayyeda
Jetha, I am a member of the Muslims of the Khoja Shia Ithnashary Jamaat Mwanza.
I am pursuing Bachelor in Pharmacy at CT University Punjab, India. I was
residing in the university hostel when the pandemic broke up until mid-June.
Due to the seriousness of the pandemic India was on a complete lock down and
everything was on a stand still.
In the beginning, the transition from physical to virtual learning was difficult to adjust to as physical classes have more interactions between the professors and the students. As days went on, we got comfortable with the online classes. Our online lectures were held over upgrade app and have worked really smoothly as it is easy to log into and operate. All the courses were taught with the same zeal and professionalism as in physical classes. Our teachers used different modes of teaching including videos, research articles, PowerPoint presentations accompanied by brief explanation. That being said online studies requires that you find your own path and be responsible for your own learning.
According to the Indian government laws, international students on a study visa aren’t allowed to work either part- or full-time jobs. The only positive impact of the pandemic during the lock down in my opinion is that I got more time for ibadah during the Holy month of Ramadan. Alhamdullillah I also got to attend all majlises during Muharram as I was back home in Tanzania by then.
In conclusion, there are advantages and disadvantages of studying online but as technology is reaching new heights many of our major concerns have been addressed to.
AFED Education Board takes this opportunity to wish Sayyeda the very best in her studies and pray for more successes in her future endeavors.
Students who are studying or have completed their studies and may wish to share their experiences are welcome to write to us, please contact the Education Admin Secretary on: email@example.com
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