Focus on education of children, parents told
Awareness programme on online progress card organiseda Kakinada: Education is crucial and hence parents...
Awareness programme on online progress card organiseda Kakinada: Education is crucial and hence parents should focus on their children's education, East Godavari District Collector Neetu Prasad said. She was the chief guest at an awareness programme on online progress card organised by the Education Department at Ambedkar Bhavan here on Tuesday. Addressing the gathering, Ms Neetu Prasad observed that equality could be attained only through education and the downtrodden remained suppressed due to lack of education. She said there was no limit for education and the government was providing free education to everyone. Functioning has become easy due to technological advancements with the use of computers, she said adding that technology could be utilised in booking tickets online for buses, trains and flights. She informed that the marks of students studying from Class VI to Class X in government schools have been placed online by the district National Informatics Centre (NIC) and parents and teachers could see the pass percentage and marks from anywhere. She congratulated the staff of the NIC, headmasters and the Education Department for working hard to prepare the software. This was a good programme and it should be continued without any interruption, she said. Details of the progress of the school, teachers, students and subject-wise performance, apart from marks of the students mandal-wise, division-wise and district-wise have been placed online. She directed the District Education Officer (DEO) to place the attendance of the students online as it was the key to the performance of the students. MLC KVV Satyanarayana Raju said the government was working towards realising the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi by encouraging education. The State government was spending Rs 3,650 crore towards scholarships, he said adding that the government was providing books, uniform and footwear to the students. The government was providing free education to students from Class I to doctorate level. He recalled that the IT Minister had informed that 25,000 villages would be connected through Internet and steps would be taken to make the students watch educational programmes and sports online. Additional Joint Collector B Rama Rao and DEO K Srinivasula Reddy spoke.