Govt develops mobile app to monitor edn instts

Ershad Kamol | Published: 03:00, Jan 15,2020


The government will soon start using a mobile application for monitoring the activities of schools, colleges and madrassahs for evaluating their performances.

The recently developed app is expected to be launched this month to keep watch on about 20,000 schools and 6,500 madrassahs, said the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education director (monitoring and evaluation) Md Amir Hossain on Tuesday.

Through the app, the directorate would monitor whether the schools and madrassahs were doing their regular activities, namely performing the national anthem following the law, Amir Hossain said.

‘Through the app we will get instant reports of the field-level officers on the attendance of the teachers and students, cleanliness of the institutions and their washroom and sanitation facilities,’ he added.

For ensuring ideal classroom activities, he said, instructions had already been passed to the head teachers and principals of the institutions for sending reports to the directorate on how the teachers usually spent their time at the classrooms.

‘They will send videos of classroom activities using their smartphones, which will be accessible through the app,’ he said.    

Education minister Dipu Moni said that the ministry would closely monitor activities of the educational institutions for ensuring quality education and evaluating their performance.

‘The poorly performed schools and madrassahs will be relegated in the government’s list of institutions enjoying monthly payment order benefits while good performing schools will be included in the scheme,’ she said.

Amir Hossain said that the institutions were asked to upload the video recordings of classes, taken in multimedia classrooms, to the directorate server. 

‘We are getting good response from the schools. The government is helping more schools to introduce multimedia classrooms to ensure better understanding of lessons by the students,’ he said.

Quality multimedia lectures will be used for training up the average teachers, he added.

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