• Wafa Mehboob
  • Irfan Sheikh
  • Syed Sheeraz Ahmed


The current study aimed to explore the challenges faced by university students in Karachi while receiving online education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study employed qualitative research methodology to gain the in-depth knowledge of the issue. Individual interviews of university students were conducted to collect data. The findings of the study revealed that difficulties in time management, lack of interaction with teachers, exertion in maintaining focus, and technical barriers were the major challenges faced by students while receiving online education. Additionally, the students reported feeling physically exhausted and missing the classroom setting. Moreover, students who come from isolated villages with poor internet access had trouble following online lectures. The study suggests the need for universities, governments and NGOs to provide support and resources to help students overcome these challenges and ensure the accessible and effective online education for all students.

Author Biographies

Wafa Mehboob

Wafa Mehboob is a research scholar and pursuing her graduate degree in Education. Her email address is wafa@greenwich.edu.pk

Irfan Sheikh

Dr. S.M. Irfan is the dean, faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities at Greenwich University. His email address is dr.smirfan@greenwich.edu.pk

Syed Sheeraz Ahmed

Syed Sheeraz Ahmed is working as lecturer and Manager IT at Greenwich University. His email address is sheeraz@greenwich.edu.pk


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