Ezidi 24 – Muthana Al-Nahar
Translation: Tahseen Alhaskany
After the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research approved the performance of exams at the end of the academic year 2019-2020 for colleges and institutes, an electronic exam, which was preceded by a phase of electronic learning (online study), this educational process (studying and exams) has become a reality due to the measures to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID_19), this measure was not limited to students of the University of Mosul or the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, but most of the countries around the world are now running their business electronically and online.
“This educational process was not without obstacles and dilemmas, the most important of which is poor internet services and high prices.” This is what “Asma Kathem” a student at the College of Education for Girls at Mosul University telks Ezidi 24.
“The issue of remote areas, which includes a large number of university students, is a barrier to this experiment, because most of them do not have access to the Internet,” according to what Dr. Husam Al-Tahan, a lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Mosul, said in his talk to Ezidi 24.
The student, “Zedan Mussa Abbas,” at the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science / University of Mosul, adds a number of problems that displaced students suffer in the camps, the most important of which is “the lack of the internet and the lack of a home environment for Performing exams in worn out tents in which the most basic elements such as air conditioning and refrigeration devices are lacking, amid of the high temperatures.”
“Abbas” demands the concerned authorities to “allow students in the Campus to bring books and the rest of the educational supplies that they left before they left the Campus to be able to Revise the study materials.”
Al-Tahan referred to a dilemma and another obstacle is that ” E-learning programs are still a dilemma for the student and faces a problem in understanding them or dealing with them with skills”
As for the nature and pattern of performance of the exam materials, “Al-Tahhan” considered that “these programs are suitable for limited types of questions and may not be appropriate for some disciplines.”
Despite all these obstacles and problems facing the process of electronic education and giving lectures, and soon students will take new exams of its kind, a student “Dalia Al-Maamari” has interested in E-learning who described the E-learning process as “positive and students should keep pace with development and education.”
And the University of Mosul expressed its readiness for these exams, and Al-Tahan revealed that “the University of Mosul presidency and Faculties are making great efforts to make this experiment a success and directed the setting up of training workshops for professors and students alike to practice on the E-learning programs nominated to conduct exams on them.”
It is noteworthy that the University of Mosul has reached more than 57.5% of students participating in lectures.