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SMS to catch erring students

india Updated: May 05, 2007 12:53 IST

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A private higher secondary school in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu has come out with a unique SMS alert system to inform parents about their wards who bunk classes.

The facility at St John's Higher Secondary School, was the brianchild of D Jebastin Rajan, a computer teacher, who has also developed a computer software for the purpose.

The software, 'Easy', would help the school store details of all students and update on a regular basis, besides generating SMS alerts to parents, according to Rajan.

"Some students did not attend classes frequently. Some forged signatures of their parents on progress reports. This inspired me to work on a software that would help the school inform the details about students to parents," Rajan said.

Parents could also seek details of their children by sending SMS to a designated number.

For getting details about the character of their wards, parents should type CHR followed by child's registration number, ATT for attendance and FM for first term marks and send SMSs, he said.

A reply containing the details will be quickly generated by the SMS software.

Rajan is even ready to share the software with other needy schools at a cheap rate of Rs 50.