90 pc schools mapped, photos geotagged

Published: 07th June 2016 05:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2016 05:27 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Telangana school education department officials will soon be able to cross-check the claims made by the managements of schools in the state about the infrastructure provided at their institutions. This will become possible as 90 per cent of schools have been mapped nad geotagged, and the whole exercise will be finished after July.

As part of the process, school managements  are required to send photographs of their main buildings, toilets, computer labs, library, kitchen sheds and other facilities. Both private and government schools, which offer academics till the twelfth standard or plus two, are supposed to send the information for mapping. The photos are being geotagged to foil any attempts by unscrupulous managements to send pictures of well-equipped schools in order to bluff the department’s officials.  While the process, which began a few months ago, could have been completed by June, reluctance of some private schools to send the required information has delayed the project. The data is handled by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Hyd .

“Next, we want to gather details of the teachers employed at the schools, details of students and their biometrics. We would be able to track the number of dropouts and their grades too,” said G.Kishan, commissioner of school education.

The exercise

School managements  are required to send photos of their buildings, toilets, computer labs and other facilities. The photos are  geotagged to foil attempts to send pictures of well-equipped schools to bluff govt

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