New Delhi: Hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the closure of cinema halls in the national capital till march 31 in the wake of the coronavirus, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday informed that the Delhi government schools will resort to ‘zero paper attendance’ from April 1. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: ‘Schools up to Class 5 in Delhi to Remain Shut Till March 31,’ Says Sisodia
“Zero paper attendance to be implemented in Delhi government schools from April 1. The process of digitising exam result tabulation and attendance records is underway. Tablets will soon be provided to all remaining government school teachers,” Sisodia said. Also Read - Process of Setting up of Isolation Wards Underway in 25 Hospitals Across Delhi-NCR: Sisodia on Coronavirus
He said this soon after holding a review meeting with the officials of the Directorate of Education to outline a further plan of action. Also Read - All Schools in Northeast Delhi to Remain Closed on Tuesday Due to Violent Clashes: Sisodia
“I would request everyone to not have arrogance. For the recognition that we are receiving today for our dedicated efforts in changing the education model of Delhi, people from other states and countries have been reaching out to us to learn from us,” he added.
He said that people should not be swelled up with arrogance while sharing Delhi’s educational practices and model with them. “It should be a learning experience for us as well, to pick ideas from other states and countries for strengthening our education mode,” Sisodia added.
He also asked the officials of the Directorate of Education to keep a track on the installation of CCTV cameras at schools and classrooms.
“Each deputy director should keep a track of the number of CCTV cameras installed in the schools within their zone, whether they are functional or not, and if passwords have been provided to the parents or not. Passwords have to be provided to parents for those classrooms where CCTVs have been installed so that they can access the classes of their wards,” he said.
(With inputs from PTI)