Gujarat State Education Department extends online attendance system to private schools

Created On: Sep 16, 2019 11:05 IST
Modified on: Sep 16, 2019 11:11 IST
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Gujarat State Education Department has decided to extend its online attendance system to cover private schools. Earlier, the online attendance system was implemented for government and grant-in-aid schools by the department earlier on and has seen positive results from effective implementation. Currently, over 75% schools have started using the online attendance system and have started uploading the attendance data online on the central portal. After the implementation of online attendance system, attendance of both school teachers and students will be marked online to ensure tabulation of data on an easy manner.

Background

The online attendance system was introduced by the Gujarat State Education Department in December 2018. During the first phase, the system was introduced at the state’s 33,000 government primary schools based in the state. This was followed by implementation of scheme in over 7000+ secondary and grant-in-aid schools. Now, with successful and smooth implementation of the scheme, the education department has decided to implement the scheme for private schools as well.  

Private Schools to have system only for students

Unlike the Government and Grant-in-aid schools, the online attendance system will be applicable in private schools on to the school students. On the other hand, for government schools, the scheme has been introduced to cover school students as well as teachers and staff members. As part of the initiative, private schools based in Gujarat have been asked to upload their students’ attendance to the education department’s central portal.

10k student introduce the system

Following the directions of the state education department, over 10,000 self-financed or private schools have started following the online attendance system. It is important to note that overall, Gujarat state has approx. 14,000 self-finance schools, of which nearly 65% schools have already adopted the online attendance system and are now uploading the students’ attendance data to education department’s server.

Why online attendance system?

Gujarat State Education Department decided to introduce the online attendance system for school students and teachers in December 2018. The system is expected to collect data and help in the analysis of students’ enrolments and attendance in schools, both government and private, which is otherwise not tracked.

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