Published: 19 Jul 2021, 10:30 pm
Over 46 percent students
have expressed dissatisfaction with the online class of Dhaka University (DU)
which was started after the coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh. Only 2.7
percent students expressed satisfaction in this regard. Lack of good internet
connection, power problems, lack of necessary devices, inability to buy devices
or data are some of the issues raised by the students as obstacles in the
The Dhaka University Research Society's (DURS) Social Science Research Team conducted a survey titled "Dhaka University students' ideas and expectations on online classrooms and exams". A total of 3,730 students took part in the survey. Professor Dr Muhammad Manjurul Karim, Department of Microbiology, and Tawhida Jahan, chairperson of the University of Dhaka's Department of Communication Disorders, supervised the survey.
According to the results of the study, 2.7 percent of students are 'satisfied' with online lessons, while 23.1 percent are 'dissatisfied,' 23.3 percent are 'very much dissatisfied', and 23.9 percent are 'pretty satisfied'.
In online classrooms, 53.7 percent of students believe the syllabus for the current semester has not been completed, while 46.3 percent believe it has been completed.
87.8% of students used their mobile phones to participate in online classes. 64.1 percent of the pupils used mobile data to participate.
Only 3.4 percent of students receive financial aid from their departments or institutions to purchase a device to attend online classes, while 26.4 percent requested but did not receive assistance. The remaining 67.5 percent of pupils did not apply for financial aid.
According to the report, 52.7 percent of students are eager to take final examinations via an online platform, while 87.4 percent prefer assignments to final exams.
Students who oppose online tests, on the other hand, prefer to take the exams in person at the university.
On Sunday, the results of the survey, which were made public via a Google form on May 30, were revealed.