Karnataka

Govt. school goes ‘smart’ with attendance app

St Philomena’s College (Autonomous) has adopted the Kesare Government School here recently.

On the occasion, the software of the Smart Attendance App was donated to the school. Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the scion of erstwhile Mysuru royal family, launched the Smart Attendance App on the school premises at K.R. Mill Colony.

Fr. Leslie Moras, Episcopal Vicar for Education, St. Philomena’s College, Mysuru, said the number of students who go to government schools was dwindling. “Now, it is high time society plays a role in improving government schools. In this direction, philanthropists and donor-established institutions should join hands with the government,” he opined.

He said St. Philomena’s College, as part of its extension activity, has decided to adopt the government schools around its vicinity and contribute to the academic enrichment of these schools. Teachers and students from our institution in turn will visit these schools and supplement academically what is lacking, he said, in a release here.

An alumnus of St Philomena’s College, Deepak Roy, Founder CEO, Genius Lead, a U.K.-based company, who resides in the U.K., has come forward to supply the Smart Attendance App for recording attendance. The technology is very simple and in the form of an app, teachers can easily access and mark the attendance of the students. It is a cloud-based endeavour to upgrade the education standards of the common schools, Fr. Moras explained.

The initiative is expected to ease the task of taking attendance and also will reduce the use of paper. On the occasion, ID cards will be distributed to all the students.

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