Teachers, beware! Here’s an app for your absence

Not only Delhi University students, but also the teachers will have to think twice before bunking classes from now on.

Published: 18th June 2017 08:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2017 08:42 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Not only Delhi University students, but also the teachers will have to think twice before bunking classes from now on.

The varsity that had no procedure of marking teachers’ attendance earlier—says an RTI filed by a law student—is all set to launch an app that will record students’  and teachers’, apart from keeping track of the duration for which a class was conducted.

A university official said, “A teacher will have to login to the app for marking students’ attendance. The centralised app will sense their location with the help of GPS. Tenders have been floated to hire a firm to create the app.”  

Meanwhile, the teachers, who have always been against the attendance system, are in a fix again. Teachers had staged protests after biometric attendance was made compulsory for all government officials in 2012.

“The step has been taken because the students used to come up with complaints against teachers not maintaining attendance sheets. This app will also send messages to students with low attendance,” said the official.

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