Telangana Schools - Biometric Attendance SystemBiometric Attendance System will be implemented in Telangana Schools from next academic year: We have many survey results saying that our education system is poor and children are unable to have minimum levels of learning.
Recently we also discussed the reasons/factors that effect the education of a student. In those reasons one of the reason is teacher’s irregularity/irresponsibility not all but some of the teachers are resembling above words.
As a part of rectifying mistakes and improve the quality of education govt planning to introduce the biometric system in schools. By this system teachers attendance, pupil attendance will be same as in the register no take names of pupil will be entered in register. By this system we can avoid the misfunctioning of mid-day meal scheme.
First this system will be introduced in some schools and by achieving results it will be implemented in all schools.
In this system all schools including pvt will be computerized and web portal will be arranged in the office of school education Director through online he/she will supervise/inspect the teacher’s attendance, pupil attendance, facilities provided to students. A new website is going to design where the information of schools, students, teachers will be available the distance and details of schools will be available in the form of pictures.
Already the details of students are connected by aadhar no the recognized schools should enter the details of students in this website and facilities provided this system may be implement from next academic year.
In a move that could bring out change in the attendance of both students and teachers, the State government has decided to install biometric systems in 7,000 government schools across the State. The biometric systems will be installed in all Model schools, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas and select government schools in the State. The Directorate of School Education has set the deadline as January 31 for the installation of the systems.
The process of installing the systems, despite a budget of Rs 4.4 crore being released to District Collectors in July last year, was held up due to the reorganisation of districts. “We have now issued orders to install biometric systems in about 7,000 schools by January 31,” said G Kishan, Director of School Education.
In the first phase, the Directorate intends to install biometric systems in 25 per cent of the schools across the State. Though it is believed that this move would checkmate irregularities in attendance of students and teachers in government schools. The government had to first focus on implementation of provisions of the Right to Education Act before installing biometric systems or CCTV cameras in schools.
The government should first provide basic facilities in the schools and monitor the schools through mandal educational officers and district education officers and not through biometric systems. A majority of posts of MEOs in the State are lying vacant. On the other hand, officials say the new system will also ensure transparency in implementation of the midday meal scheme in government schools.