The Delhi government is all set to provide tablets to schoolteachers in government schools by the yea -end to use for non-academic works like attendance and tabulation of marks.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, has directed the officials to prepare a proposal to buy around 50,000 tablets for teachers and principals of the 1,024 government schools of the city.
The distribution of tablets may start in two months, sources said, adding it will cost the extra financial burden Rs 50 crore to Delhi government.
Atishi Marlena, advisor, Delhi Education Department, said, “School teachers have had a long standing demand for technological intervention to reduce their burden.
“We will be giving tablets to all teachers, including about 15,000 guest teachers and principals. To start with, they can take attendance on it and if a child is absent, a message will automatically be sent to the parent. Subsequently, we will add more apps to it,” she said.
From March 2017, the education department is hoping that teachers will be able to tabulate marks and may generate report cards on the tabs.
“Eventually, we also want to provide teacher training material on the tabs. However, we will roll this out gradually. The government will be giving a data package as well, depending on how much data we think will be required for official work,” she added.