TU’s Rules in Online Classes: Mandatory Attendance and Formal Dress!
Many students and teachers have been surprised by TU’s arrangement of formal attire and attendance in online classes.
Manoj Khatiwada, who is studying in the second semester of post-graduation in the Department of Sociology at Tribhuvan University (TU), is currently in Harkapur, Okhaldhunga. The department has started online classes. However, he will have to wear formal attire to join the class.
The guideline 2077 on conducting classes through electronic medium (online) issued by TU stipulates that teachers and students participating in online classes must wear formal attire. Similarly, there is a provision of compulsory attendance of students.
Khatiwada, a sociology student, says such an arrangement is unique. He says, “Formal attire is not mandatory on Tribhuvan University’s central campus, but the university is surprised by the rules it has to wear when attending online classes from home.”
Manju Taylor, who is studying English for the first semester at the Ratnarajya Campus Exhibition Road in Kathmandu, says she was surprised by the decision to wear formal attire. Students are also in a dilemma as to whether formal attire is the prescribed attire or not. Taylor says, “It was ridiculous to see formal attire made compulsory in online classes that were not made compulsory when going to college. Participants and presentation should be given more importance than dress. ”
She is participating in an online class organized by the teacher. She considers TU’s compulsory attendance to be natural. She says, “Regular attendance in college is also mandatory for semester students. Regular attendance in online classes is also good for those who have access to the internet. However, the college should also manage the students who do not have access. ”
Karuna Budha, a graduate student at Padmakanya Campus, says she is concerned about the mandatory attendance in online classes. She says, “Some of my friends have gone home before the woodcut. It doesn’t even take long to call their house. How to come to an online class from such a place. I am afraid that I will not be able to take the exam later on the same pretext. ”
Yadav Adhikari, an associate professor of English at Ratnarajya Campus, fears that compulsory attendance will cause problems for students who are unable to attend online classes. He says, “Students who are unable to attend online classes due to various reasons or are not able to become regular will miss their studies. There is also a fear that there will be problems in the exams due to non-attendance. For this, TU should immediately give a choice. ” Students studying in the semester system are required to attend 80 percent.
Dr. Dambar Chemjong TU, head of the anthropology department, says it is wrong to make compulsory attendance in online classes. He says, “Most of the students are not in a position to take online classes even if they want to. It is a shame in the world to be required to appear in such a case. ”
He alleges that Trivedi tried to deprive students who did not have access to the Internet and could not attend online classes due to a weak network. “Compulsory attendance means depriving students who do not have access to the Internet and cannot participate in online classes due to a weak network,” he says. Dr. Chemjong says it is ridiculous to make formal attire mandatory in online classrooms.
Educationist According to the guideline issued by Vidyanath Koirala University, the rule of compulsory online appearance and formal dress is impractical. He says, “We are looking for student achievement, ability, not attendance. It’s even more embarrassing to hear about the mandatory formal attire. ”
“They can come from home with an online classroom using whatever they can find. Even in the online classroom, you don’t have to wear a ganji. That is why formal attire is prescribed. ”
– Shivlal Bhusal, Head of Education, TU
Shivlal Bhusal, chief of the education department, says that teachers are required to attend online classes to prove which teacher taught how many students. He said that formal attire has been provided to solve the problem of wearing any clothes while participating in the online class from home.
He says, “They can come online from home using whatever they can find. Even in the online classroom, you don’t have to wear a ganji. That is why formal attire is prescribed. ”