Kazo: Head teachers of Government schools receive smartphones to track attendance
Head teachers of Government-aided schools in Kazo district have received smartphones from the Ministry of Education and Sports to track the daily attendance of teachers and learners.
Agume Robert Rwabwizi, the district education officer revealed that the Education Ministry delivered smartphones to 53 Universal Primary schools and 6 government-aided secondary schools.
Nathan Asiimwe, the Kazo district project assistant from the Ministry of Education and sports explained that the smartphones have been updated with information about each teacher at their respective schools and they will be required to sign in and out using their faces and send reports directly to the ministry.
According to the government, “the Teachers Effectiveness and Learner Achievement (TELA) monitoring system is a platform which enables information exchange between various stakeholders in the management of primary schools and secondary schools to ensure teachers’ details are electronically captured.”
The system which is operated on mobile devices with an android operating system will ensure teachers are monitored right from their arrival at schools to the time they leave.
Tumukurate Silvester, the deputy resident district commissioner Kazo praised this system noting that they have been moving up and down motoring the schools and this will be of tremendous help.
Agume assured the teachers that the education department at the district will ensure that they take action on teachers who don’t do their work effectively.
A section of head teachers who received the smartphones appreciated the ministry noting that this will help them to put teachers under pressure to work effectively after knowing that they are monitored by the ministry directly.