The Kothipura Government school in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh has become the first school in the state, where the students will have an attendance through a biometric machine. The school management has started this on the children’s day this year. So far
only the biometric attendance of children of grades 11th and 12th has been started but the school aims to connect children of all classes to the biometric system from next session onwards.
However the school management says that the step would instill a sense of discipline in children. While the department of education has already started a campaign to install biometric machines in schools for teachers as well, many have also opposed it. On the other hand many parents are appreciating this initiative taken by the school authorities.
The scheme was inaugurated by Arun Gautam, principal of the school. On this occasion he also said that the attendance will be done with either a thumb or fingerprints on the biometric machines. “This year the biometric attendance of grades 1st and 2nd will be made as a trail” he added.
The facility will be made available to all the students from session 2020-2021 onwards. The scheme was welcomed by all including Joginder Singh, the chairman of the school management committee. Gautam also added that this system would prove out to be very meaningful in future with an aim of explaining the spirit of discipline and importance of time to the students.