UP schools to make 80 percent attendance compulsory for 9th to 12th class students

06 April 2017, 06:27 PM
UP schools - representative
UP schools - representative

Uttar Pradesh government schools may soon make 80 percent attendance compulsory for students of classes IX to XII. Further, a bio-metric attendance mechanism will also be put in place for teachers. The Yogi Adityanath led government in the state has also readied a draft of the ordinance planned to regulate school fees charged by private schools and put it up on the website of the secondary education department for suggestions.

"We are planning to make 80 percent attendance ofstudents (from classes 9th to 12th) compulsory. At the sametime biometric system of attendance would also be mademandatory for teachers," Principal Secretary Jitendra Kumarsaid.

He added that the state government has already uploaded adraft Act of the ordinance pertaining to the school feescharged by private schools on the official website of thesecondary education department.

"Suggestions have also been invited from the public. A committee of the department will also study the similar draftsof different states including Punjab and Gujarat," he said.   

The Uttar Pradesh government is considering to bring ordinance to regulate admissions and fees. Director Secondary Education A N Verma said that these points are consideration of the government.

First Published: Thursday, April 06, 2017 06:18 PM
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