The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, July 6
Haryana’s School Education Department has directed all private schools in the State to update their Management Information System (MIS) to provide accurate information regarding enrollment of students in the schools.
Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson of the Education Department said that last year 29 lakh students were enrolled in private schools of the State, out of which only 17 lakh students have been updated on MIS by them so far.
He said that the Management Information System of the Education Department is for covering all government and private schools, through which the admissions can be actively monitored through a Unique Student Registration Number (SRN) given to every student.
He said that private schools are not updating the students on the portal at a faster pace, whereas the rights are with the schools and the students can be updated on the portal only from the login of the school. He informed that 12 lakh children are still on the portal but they have not been updated on MIS whereas private schools can update MIS at a single click.
He informed that the Education Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal has directed the private schools to update their MIS immediately. He said that currently 12 lakh children are on the MIS portal, there is no chance of any drop out or disappearance regarding the same. He said that after the stipulated time frame, strict action would be taken against the schools if they are not able to update the complete record on the portal.
The spokesperson said that the department had taken deep cognizance of these 12 lakh children and all the District Education Officers and District Primary Education Officers were directed to discuss with all the private schools in this regard and get this enrollment updated on MIS. Apart from this, the associations of private schools were also apprised in this regard and they were instructed that all such schools, who are going slow in their record updation should gear up their pace.
The spokesperson said that in a meeting chaired by the Education Minister, the decision was taken to open schools for teachers from May 1, 2021 with the aim of reducing the dropout rate in schools to zero during Covid-19. After this, online admissions of students were started so that the parents should not be inconvenienced and after assessing the enrollment on 30th May, 2021 it was found that the parents are not much interested in sending their children to school. In view of this, the admission date was extended till June 30, 2021 by the Education Minister.
He said that as a result of continuous efforts and hard work initiated by the Government schools, 23.60 lakh students were enrolled and thus 1.60 lakh more children were admitted in the school as compared to the last year. He said that it is the endeavour of the government that every child should go to school and their MIS should be correspondingly updated.