The major chunk of students has been registered in the online system with their photographs.
“Started taking online attendance of students through Siksha Setu. 4302354 (87%) of the total 4921188 students under @SchoolEdnAssam have been registered with photographs. Yesterday, 2748304 (56%) gave their attendance online. Teachers have also started giving their online attendance. From 1st Oct, all teachers are required to do so,” Pegu wrote on X (formerly Twitter), on Saturday.
The highest percentage of attendance — 83 — was recorded in Majuli district on Friday, followed by 81% in Dhemaji and 75% in Jorhat district.
The percentage of online-enrolled students has been highest at 94% each in Tinsukia, Majuli, Jorhat and Dhemaji districts.
According to data uploaded by the minister on X, there has been a constant improvement in online attendance in the last three days. While it was 48% on September 20, the same has gone up to 51% on September 21 and touched 56% attendance on September 22.
The total number of students in 44,507 schools in Assam is 49.21 lakh.
Assam State Primary Teachers Association general secretary Ratul Goswami said though the teachers’ body was opposing Siksha Setu app initially for engaging teachers in the works of the app without creating headmasters’ posts, they are now supporting the initiative. “Since the state cabinet has decided to create posts of headmasters in schools with students upto 150, we won’t oppose Siksha Setu as of now. But if the government can remove the technical issues revolving around the app, attendance will be much better,” he said.
The headmasters are responsible for managing online attendance and other related works onthe app. However, the primary schools in Assam had been functioning without official posts of headmasters and thus witnessed the opposition initially.
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