Inefficient servers make digitisation difficult in schools in urban areas too

Prajakta Joshi
Friday, 27 October 2017

On condition of anonymity, a teacher at a school run by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) said, “Most of the government schools don’t have clerks. Hence, we teachers have to do all the clerical work. While SARAL entries, and filling students’ examination forms are already a headache on the slow government servers, this year, we also had the additional work of making smart cards for students to avail government facilities. Waiting extra hours in the schools to do all this work is too stressful

Pune: While the rural teachers face the woes of rampant digitisation by the education department due to lack of infrastructure, added workload and inefficient servers are making it difficult for the teachers at the government-run schools in the city areas.

On condition of anonymity, a teacher at a school run by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) said, “Most of the government schools don’t have clerks. Hence, we teachers have to do all the clerical work. While SARAL entries, and filling students’ examination forms are already a headache on the slow government servers, this year, we also had the additional work of making smart cards for students to avail government facilities. Waiting extra hours in the schools to do all this work is too stressful.”

Speaking to Sakal Times, Sachin Dimble, PMC Teachers Union Leader, said, “We have already sent letters to the administration demanding that we should only be doing our primary job of teaching, and not this additional work that is usually carried out by clerks in the private schools. We don’t want to waste our time in all this online work, and instead divert that energy towards teaching students. Giving students’ information to administration and government facilities to students is not our job, and we want the government to recruit special staff to do all this.”

While Dimble said that they have not received any response from the administration yet, they will soon be showing solidarity to a protest that will be organised by the Zilla Parishad schools across the State demanding relief from the extra non-academic work given to teachers.

 

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