Ritu Sharma

Articles By Ritu Sharma

To ensure attendance for evaluation duty: Gujarat Education board amends teachers’ registration process

Schools have to compulsorily register details of all teachers online with GSHSEB for the March 2020 board examinations.

Gujarat govt to fine teachers skipping Class 10, 12 evaluation

Sources said that in March 2019, as many as 5,000 teachers did not turn up for evaluation of Class 10 exam papers.

Gujarat: 18 state-funded varsities to be made autonomous

The state universities in Gujarat have been receiving flak for some of the recent appointments of Vice-Chancellors that have been termed as “political appointments”.

Vinod Rao: ‘Enrollment will ensure schooling, attendance will ensure learning’

The initiative was launched on Teachers’ Day and involves facial recognition system of attendance for teachers.

Gujarat: Pratibhashali Shikshak awards for best teachers in govt schools

A committee to decide the Pratibhashali Shikshak will be constituted in each taluka comprising taluka primary education officer (TPEO) as the convenor, block resource co-ordinator (BRC) as member and cluster resource co-ordinator (CRC) of the pay centre as member secretary.

Disparities seen in grading of govt schools under Gunotsav

Based on parameters that measure only academic performance, 1,563 schools received A+ grade, while this number shot up 14 times to 23,228 schools when evaluated on non-academic parameters.

Wheel reinvented, Gujarat Vidyapith students turn self-reliant

Set up by Mahatma Gandhi on October 18, 1920, the Vidyapith will turn 100 next year but the one Gandhian practice that the institute follows to this day is spinning the charkha.

Gandhi’s Ashramshala in Bochasan survives changes for over 8 decades

Set up by Mahatma Gandhi in 1931, the Vidyalaya, popularly known as ashramshala is one among eight schools founded and run by the Gujarat Vidyapith, a residential university founded by Gandhi.

Gujarat: Attendance of students, teachers improves in govt primary schools

The system is a part of an umbrella initiative covered under the education department’s ‘command and control centre’ (CCC) for schools, a pilot of which was launched in November last year.

Gujarat govt to launch ‘Vanchan Abhiyan’ to improve reading skills among students

What makes this remedial campaign different from the education department’s previous initiatives is that this not only aims at specifically improving the reading skills of students but also enhancing their comprehension levels.

Gujarat: Now, private schools covered under online attendance system

To start with, unlike government and grant-in-aid schools where both teachers and students are covered under the system, private schools at present are only submitting its students’ attendance to the education department.

Gujarat: Circular from CEO’s office exempts teachers from voter-verification work

The discretion on whom to exempt has been left to the District Electoral Officers, based on applications from teachers. The collectors of each district serve as District Electoral Officers.

PM Modi’s birthday: Ahmedabad schools asked to hold events on Article 370, 35 A

The circular directs all school principals to submit details of the events along with photographs to the office of the Director, Secondary Education, by September 18.

‘No takers’, Gujarat removes bond clause for 2 PG medical courses

Rs 50 lakh Compulsory Service Bonds for admission in super speciality courses — paediatric surgery and cardiothoracic vascular surgery — was introduced in 2014.

Explained: Gujarat’s new system of teachers’ attendance through face recognition

While the government has abandoned the plan to use Microsoft's Kaizala mobile phone application to mark attendance, it has stuck by the technology of face recognition.

Facial recognition attendance system: Days ahead of launch, Gujarat teachers’ association forbids app download

Teachers’ association president Digvijaysinh Jadeja and secretary Satishbhai Patel passed the order after a six-hour meeting in Gandhinagar on Sunday.

Facial-recognition attendance system: It is fool-proof, has no scope for manipulation, says Gujarat’s education secretary

The system, set to be launched by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Teachers’ Day, September 5, will keep track of 2.5 lakh government teachers.

GPS attendance surveillance hits connectivity block in Gujarat

Even as government advertisements on radio praise this mo-de of attendance for school teachers run from a command and control centre, school principals have to travel upto seven kilometres in search of mobile connectivity in these areas to upload teachers’ attendance data.

Gujarat: Nearly 30% students of class 5 and 8 to be detained from this year post amendment of RTE act

Nearly 6.45 lakh students from Class 6 to Class 8 from over 32,000 government schools were part of the 'Mission Vidya' campaign.

Gujarat: 5,100 primary schools with poor enrolment record to be merged

A similar decision was passed in 2013 where, out of nearly 33,000 primary schools, 13,450 primary schools with 100 and less students and similarly, some 6,826 primary schools with 50 and even less students were identified.