In a bid to ensure accountability, government colleges in Punjab will soon launch online attendance system.
The move was decided at a meeting of the principals of government colleges chaired by state Higher Education Minister Razia Sultana.
All government colleges will adopt online attendance from the next academic session, according to a statement on Tuesday.
”No Principal will have any power to relax attendance of any student. Necessary directions in this regard will be issued soon by the government. Attendance of students will be marked online from the next academic session,” a spokesperson said in the statement.
“To streamline the higher education system in Punjab, all government colleges will adopt online admissions criteria from next academic session. Each college will be required to submit a monthly progress report of its academic and other activities,” the spokesperson said.
The meeting decided to lift academic activities and action plan for the year 2019, online admissions, ensuring maximum attendance of students, faculty development, status of NAAC accreditation, introduction of academic audit, subject combination in under graduate courses, best practices in colleges, motivational lecture series by eminent personalities and status of libraries.
“All teachers of the colleges would have to undergo one week orientation/refresher course every year to enhance their knowledge and teaching methodologies,” the spokesperson added.
(With inputs from agencies)