Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said his government has taken education seriously and allocated Rs. 25,000 crore in the budget for it.
The Gujarat government on Sunday launched a centralized command and control center here to monitor the educational activities of thousands of government and aided schools across the state. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated the center which will track the attendance of students and teachers and allow officials to make data entry from schools they go to inspect through GPS-enabled tablets.
The data collected through the process would be analyzed to improve the quality of education in schools, state primary and secondary education secretary Vinod Rao said.
The focus is on better education and ensuring accountability through the use of technology, he said.
The centralized control center will track the activities and attendance of nearly 2.5 lakh teachers, 70 lakh students in over 42,000 government and aided schools, besides monitoring the work of block and cluster resource coordinators and school inspectors.
Addressing a function here after launching the control center, Vijay Rupani said his government has taken education seriously and allocated Rs. 25,000 crore in the budget for it.
“It is important to supervise education and that is why we have created this command and control center. Responsibility will not come unless they are supervised. The real-time monitoring is vital for the transparent functioning of the system,” he said.
Mr Rupani also launched the ”Shala Praveshotsav 2.0”, ”Mission Vidya” and ”Gunotsava 2.0” annual programmes. The Shala Praveshotsav program is aimed at ensuring 100 percent enrollment.
The Mission Vidya program has been launched to strengthen students with a slow learning process by monitoring them using the latest technologies while Gunotsava is focused on improving the performance of schools and ranking them.
(Source – NDTV)