The Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS) has sent internet devices to those students who are studying at the university on need-based scholarship.
Wardah Noor, a student of LUMS shared the news, which went viral on social media.
Noor shared: “LUMS sent internet devices with free data of (75GB/ month) to the students on full financial aid.”
She shared that she was concerned about the internet package given that she doesn’t have a job and her father’s pension is Rs 25,000.
This initiative is being appreciated because the university — LUMS — has identified a major issue and took action without any requests from deserving students. People are also urging the administration of other universities to learn from this initiative and facilitate their students.
This development has come when a large number of students across the country were protesting against online classes due to internet connectivity issues.
Many students from far-flung and remote areas like Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Kashmir, Sindh and Balochistan have been protesting because they do not have an internet connection. In some cases, students have to travel more than 25 kilometres to take online classes.
Furthermore, more than 60 students were arrested by police in Quetta for a peaceful demonstration against internet connectivity issue. Later on, they were released on the same day.