Smart cards to record school attendence in India


HYDERABAD : A private school recognised by the state government at Moghalpura in the Old City has introduced the first ever smart card based attendance recording system for teachers and students. The system also records the progress reports of the students and salary and service record of the staff. According to a press note, inaugurating the smart card system at the school on Thursday, school education director and commissioner Dr Manmohan Singh said the government was also considering to introduce such programmes in schools to track the attendance of teachers and students.

To give the smart card system a push, the government has considered a proposal to introduce computerisation of 300 schools in the city, he said. Besides providing midday meals and distribution of free text books to students, the use of information technology in schools would also be part of the measures to improve educational standards, Singh said.

Moulana Abul Kalam Azad National Open Urdu University vice-chancellor Prof Wahab Qaiser inaugurated the educational software covering subjects from class 1 to X. Inaugurating the school website, MLA Asaduddin Owaisi said the school by introducing innovative systems has proved that Old City was not lagging in educational field.

School patron Syed Viquaruddin Hasan said the school established in 1972 has always been in the forefront in introducing the latest systems in education.