A Fool-proof attendance system, the Facial-recognition - education secretary says no scope for manipulation
The Gujarat government has launched a campaign for acceptance of its facial-recognition attendance system for teachers, as the proposed plan faces opposition.
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.
The online attendance system uses an app with geo-tagging for teachers to mark their attendance. The education department says it is a “fool-proof system” with “no scope for manipulation.”
“Every time a new move is implemented, it is expected to face resentment,” Rao told. “But when they (teachers) know it is for their benefit, it (the system) is certain to garner support.
Principal Secretary for education Vinod Rao has recorded a 10-minute long video appeal as well as an audio message and circulated them among government teachers’ Whatsapp groups, appealing to them to support the new attendance system.