Beneficial Effects of E-Governance in Schools

 Indian_schoolsWith the government’s increasing emphasis on e-governance in every sector of the country’s economy, e-governance is gaining more acceptance among people, businesses and citizens. E-governance has become a powerful tool for different organs of the government to manage people, monitor their performance, and ensure the quality of the end product. Interestingly, it has crept into school administration as well. The following paras would make it clear how things work in school e-governance.

Monitoring attendance of teaching personnel

E-governance helps the heads of the schools (principals) to check the attendance of the teaching as well as the non-teaching personnel. This helps the head of the institution to know the number of leaves taken by each staff member, and how many times each of them came late and also the extent of the delay.

Helps administrators reduce file work and focus on teaching

Generally, senior teachers in the rank of principal are assigned the responsibility of supervising and managing schools. The teachers’ responsibility gets increased as such, which affects the quality of their performance. Because of this preoccupation, they don’t get enough time to engage themselves in pedagogy – their prime job responsibility. With e-governance, the teachers, and even the principals, can focus on teaching instead of spending time in administrative work.

Better performance of schools and teachers

Adopting e-governance norms in school helps make the performance of schools and teachers better. Though it is in the early stages, e-governance is seen to improve the performance of schools by enhancing the quality of monitoring and supervision.

Improving productivity

Adopting e-governance improves the productivity of teachers. The quality of instruction gets remarkably affected because of effective monitoring.

Streamlining the administration of the departments

E-governance helps authorities to streamline the administration of the education department and also enables them to provide better administration in their respective departments with speed, accuracy and transparency.

Conclusion

E-governance in schools plays an important role in improving the quality of teaching and helping teachers focus on their core responsibility of teaching. Adoption of e-governance by schools is gaining momentum. More and more schools are being included in the process. E-governance is found to boost the quality of education as it enables the teachers to focus more on instruction, and makes them more accountable.

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