Chandigarh, Sept 7—Attendance of teachers in Haryana will soon be recorded by their thumb impressions, as biometric machines are being installed in all the government schools of the state.
This was disclosed by Mr Vijayendra Kumar, Director, School Education, Haryana while addressing a meeting of Block Education Officers and Principals of district Gurgaon held at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Jacompura, Gurgaon.
Addressing the officers of the Education Department, he said that the new technique of marking attendance was being introduced to curb the tendency of teachers coming late in schools and to achieve this objective, biometric machines were being installed in all the schools of the state. After the installation of this machine, all the teachers in the school would have to press a button of this machine with their thumb to mark their attendance. These machines would be installed in the office of school principal. Giving details of the scheme of computer education introduced by the state government, Mr Vijayendra Kumar said that 20 screens had been made available in each school of the state under the scheme. Generators had also been made available in all the schools so that education work might not be hampered due to non availability of power. The teachers could make one or two students sit at each screen as per the convenience of the students. Additional screens would also be made available in the schools having more students.
He urged the Principals present in the meeting to learn how to operate computer, as unless one has full knowledge of the topic, one cannot teach the students properly. He also asked them to get knowledge of typing while learning computer.The students must be taught copying and pasting of photo, photo editing and pasting of copy from camera or pen drive, as all this work is very useful in our day-to-day life, he added.
Mr Vijayendra Kumar said that internal changes were needed in the education system to provide quality education to the students and to achieve this objective, new teaching techniques were being evolved by the Education Department. Reading material for the students of each class had been made available at the website of the department. However, there was a lot of difference between getting education through website and being taught by the teacher personally. Unless interactions between students and teachers were facilitated, one could not be fully familiar with the topic.