The Education department has decided to set up a school management information system which will include five government schools, Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector-16, GMSSS, Sector-35, Government Smart School, Sector-50, Government Smart School, Sector-53 and Government Senior Secondary School, Maloya.
The programme will start as a pilot project from the first week of August and will be a detailed online system including report cards and attendance register which can be accessed by the parents and the department.
The system will also consist of regular attendance updates of both students and teachers, to keep a check on their regularity. It will also display the amount of syllabus covered.
An information technology department official said, “Under this system, which will be started on a pilot basis, these schools will have a website which will be updated regularly in accordance to attendance, syllabus, and even timetable.”
With the system, the parents will also be able to access their child's progress in the school. “The report cards will also be uploaded along with the daily or weekly progress report of the child, so that the parents can see how their child is grasping what is being taught at the school,” added the official.
The department took the decision after DPI (schools) Upkaar Singh expressed the need to have an online system where parents and the department can follow transparency and see the daily report of the programme's and initiative's of the schools.
The parent's of students studying in government schools are more than happy with the decision.
Tarun Verma, parent of a Class-9 student said, “This process is welcomed because this will help us keep a track on our child and we'll also be updated about the classes being taken and syllabus being taught in the school.”
Shalini Gupta, mother of Sector-10 GMSSS student said, “I think children's report cards being uploaded on the website is great news for us parents. There are instances when a child gets bad marks and might hide the report card.”
The system is already available at all major private schools of the city.
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