Govt school websites don’t depict correct names of principals

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 08, 2014 15:07 IST

Government schools in the city have not yet updated their websites, even over a month and half after the transfer of their school heads.On August 19, principals of nearly nine schools were transferred but most of these schools continue to display the names of the former school heads on their websites.

For instance, principal of Gover nment Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 33, Surinder Singh, was transferred to GMSSS- 21.

However, the home page of the website of GMSSS-33 still shows Surinder’s photograph along with his message to viewers of the website.

Similarly, principal of GMSSS, Sector 38 ( West), Baljinder Singh was transferred to GMSSS, Karsan.
But the website of GMSSS38 still names Baljinder as the school principal.
The home page of the website of GMSSS, Karsan, continues to display a huge photograph of former principal Harbir Singh Anand, though a new head was appointed last month.

Neeta Sandhu is now a principal of GMSSS-18 but her message as principal of GMSSS, 37-D, Chandigarh, is present on the latter’s website.

Sachin Sharma, who runs a local non-governmental organi sation Youth Innovative Society said the failure of government schools to update their websites showed their lack of concern towards adopting technology.
He said, “Private schools are miles ahead of government schools in terms of adopting modern ways of teaching Government schools must prioritise the use of technology.”

Swarn Singh Kamboj, presi dent of UT Cadre Education Employees Union, said technol ogy was the need of the hour in this fast-moving world.

He said, “Several private schools are using websites to interact with parents by updat ing weekly performance of stu dents. Similar efforts need to be taken in government schools.”

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