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Inspection through WhatsApp video calls helping schools in Kamjong: Official

Inspection of schools through WhatsApp video call was first started in Kamjong district on April 29, 2022, on trial basis.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 20 Aug 2022, 6:15 pm

(Representational Image: Unsplash)
(Representational Image: Unsplash)

 

Frequent inspection of various government schools in Kamjong district through WhatsApp video calls have been helping the schools to start functioning properly, deputy inspector of school, Kamjong district, Dennis Elangbam said on Friday.

Elangbam said the inspection work through WhatsApp video call was first started for Kamjong district on April 29, 2022 as an experiment. Most of the geographical areas of Manipur are hilly and most of the government schools in hills are located in far areas. Hence, inspection of schools has been a difficult task for the department, he added.

He said that students in most of the government schools located in hill districts have been facing problems such as lack of teaching and non-teaching staff due to lack of proper road connectivity. To solve the problem the inspection work through the method was applied in Kamjong district as a trial, he said.

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Elangbam informed that there is a lack of government teachers in Kamjong district as only 120 teachers are available from the required 509 while 112 are utilised at other schools of various districts.

He further informed that for school inspection work the district has two staff including himself. However, the other staff have been on maternity leave and he has been facing a serious issue on inspection of school by himself, he added.

To continue with the school inspection work in the present scenario, we began a WhatsApp video call after consulting the concerned ZEO, he added.

The trial method of school inspection has been bringing a positive impact at various government schools of the district as any school can be inspected anytime, said Dennis.

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Before using the trial method of school inspection, he had encountered many cases including teaching of students by unauthorised untrained teachers of the respective locality, irregularity of teachers’ attendance and others, said Dennis.

In the last 5 months and as an impact of the new trial method of inspection, improvement in most of the government schools can be seen. Even the teaching and non-teaching staff could also make a complaint regarding any matter through WhatsApp video call, he added.

 

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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