Kendriya Vidyalayas are trying hard to make it difficult for students to bunk classes. The schools will be doing this by making sure that parents are able to track the activity of their children online. The parents will be able to find out whether their students have attended classes or not.
This has been decided by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan so that parents are aware of the activities of their children. The parents should be aware of – attendance, homework, class test results, health records and examination schedules. These are some of the things on which the Sangathan has laid special emphasis upon. Kendriya Vidyalaya, run by the Central government, more than 12 lakh students are a part of this. All over India, around 1099 Kendriya Vidyalayas are running as of now.
On the online platform known as the Shaala Darpan, parents have started receiving access to the login details and also the password of the platform. By the next month, the SMS facility will also be in place. Bunking classes is a major issue which the KVs have been facing. Also, they do not have any data through which they could find out whether the students are actually going or skipping classes. This mostly happens in higher classes and with this platform being set up, it would become easy for the school to track everything.
An official said, “There were a few complaints that children used to bunk school on some pretext or the other. Parents in many cases were clueless and much used to get information (only) during their interaction with teachers. This platform will provide greater transparency.”
Not only this, if the student does not attend school, parents will get SMS on that day itself. It has also been seen that KVs have been doing better as compared to private schools when it comes to examination of class 12th. This scheme was announced last year but has been implemented now. This scheme will cover all the students from class 1 to 12.
The KV Sangathan is also investing in making the system digital by providing e- classes to the students, which will make them opt for government schools instead of private schools.