First Time in Pakistan Biometrics Collection for Education
M-government is now not something alien to Government in Pakistan. Mobile has already intervened in many departments of government e.g in schools, for challan collection, disease surveillance system by PITB etc in major provinces. This time Sindh government has also set foot in bringing modern technological innovations in education system by introducing first time in Pakistan biometrics collection for education.
Sindh Government Introduces Biometric Collection for Education System
The Education & Literacy Department, Sindh is enhancing accountability while focusing on following fundamental key points:
- Monitors deployed across Sindh to get real-time attendance of teachers
- Mobile app developed and synced with Biometrics device
- Monitors teacher’s attendance across Sindh-Live
Last date to submit biometrics is 30.11.15. For more information you can: SMS ILMI + Message to 8398
Sindh Senior Minister for Education & Literacy Pir Mazharul Haq has previously announced this plan and said that biometric System/ GPRS methods would be introduced in Sindh schools to check the drop out of students and absence of teachers very soon.
Technology has been making inroads into education for decades. But the mobile revolution is changing education in more fundamental ways than just providing a new gadget that delivers information. Mobile devices with appropriate content and learning tools, particularly tablets, are changing the way we learn and think about learning. Such initiatives will no doubt make Pakistan a success story in the region.