The Karnataka Secondary Education and Examination Board (KSEEB) has switched to digital mode from its manual process of updating student details. With the SSLC exams due in March/April 2018, the State board schools across the state, are now updating student information onto the student tracking system (STS), writes T Radhakrishna of Elets News Network (ENN).
The STS was implemented by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Karnataka (SSA Karnataka) to record details of over 1 crore children across the state. While collection of this data was completed sometime ago, most of the information is already pre-filled onto the STS database. For SSLC registrations, the operator would only have to add the photograph of each student and take the digital signature as well as add the school code while submitting applications to KSEEB.
An ambitious Student Tracking System, in association with Infosys Foundation, is implemented. The programme is aimed at monitoring the academic progress, dropout rate and other aspects of about 45 lakh students from classes One to 10 in all government schools. Each student is assigned a unique identification number and progress is monitored to improve the academic performance and prevent dropouts, according to Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Tanveer Sait.
“The biggest benefit of the tracking system, department sources said, was in stemming the dropout rate. It will also help in streamlining incentives that a child avails of and reducing duplication.”
The SSA Karnataka started this online registration process in which the government will avoid duplicate document submission and fraudulent businessmen opening schools. The online registration process of Karnataka Students Tracking System Portal is completely online. This online registration process will run every year. However, the registration process will be done through the online at sts.karnataka.gov.in. The government also released a draft of fees structure for all schools. After the completion of registration process, all the schools will have to give the detail of students and teaching staff of the school.
All the schools will have to follow some easy steps to complete online registration on Students Tracking System Portal. First of all, the applicant school will have to visit sts.karnataka.gov.in official website. The applicant will have to click on “Registration” link. After that clicking on the registration link, a registration form will appear before applicant. On the registration page, the applicant will have to fill all the required information of the school.
After filling all the necessary details finally click on “Submit” button. Here is the Fees Structure of Karnataka Schools. The government has set up a fees structure for all the schools in Karnataka. All the schools need to remember, the Government of Karnataka has mentioned that this registration process of schools is mandatory.
Each student in the State will have a ninedigit unique code that will be tagged to his or her academic life under the School Tracking System. The number will be linked to data on their academic performance, details of schools, scholarships, and awards received. Data pertaining to nearly 1.01 crore schoolchildren — in government, aided and private schools — enrolled in classes 1 to 10 will be ready as part of an ambitious exercise by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education to map students’ academic record. The number can be keyed in by the school headmaster to access the records of the student.
The biggest benefit of the tracking system, department sources said, was in stemming the dropout rate. It will also help in streamlining incentives that a child avails of and reducing duplication.
PC Jaffer, Commissioner for Public Instruction, told media that the system would capture data in real time and help track a child’s academic performance. Officials could use the data to make inferences and intervene wherever necessary, and improve the quality of government schools.