Goa: As heavy and gusty winds lashed the state, many students from rural areas answering their final year degree exams online faced issues due to frequent power cuts. To add to their problems, internet connectivity was worsened by the bad weather. The power cuts led to anxiety among students as the disruption in supply began from Tuesday night itself.
“Students from areas like Pernem and Tivim began messaging teachers from Tuesday evening itself informing that they are experiencing frequent power cuts. The situation worsened on Wednesday as rainfall got heavier. But a decision was taken beforehand to postpone the exam to relieve students of their anxiety. The paper scheduled on Wednesday will now be held on the final day, after all other papers are over,” said a college official.
“Many reported issues with network connectivity due to heavy rains. Otherwise, we have held even sessions over Google meet in the recent weeks without any hassles. Nevertheless, on Wednesday students were eventually able to send their answersheets in time,” said a teacher, whose students hail from Quepem taluka.
The News 24 Goa