MU dean calls for arranging online classes


IMPHAL, 2nd Apr: Dean of students’ welfare, Manipur University professor Th Ratankumar has appealed to the teachers of the university to take up necessary initiatives for conducting online classes for the sake of their respective students.

In a statement, the dean said that students are now deprived of regular classes due to the nationwide lockdown for fighting COVID-19. Even though there is no report of the government extending the lockdown period, there is an uncertainty considering the emerging situation of the crisis. Since conducting normal classes will not be possible any time soon, it has become imperative for the teaching faculties of the university to initiate online classes through various mediums like WhatsApp, e-mail, Skype and video conferencing.

He also urged all the teachers to respond to messages and phone calls from students. Even though they may face some issues, the teachers should take necessary measures for arranging schedules for such classes, the dean stated and added that all the hostellers of the university, who have returned home, should not come to their hostels until the lockdown is lifted. 

 He also thanked the faculties, staff and students of the university’s chemistry and biochemistry departments for producing hand sanitisers, and also Manipur University Students’ Union for providing food materials to the hostellers during this crisis period.

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