In a first, CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras have been installed at a government-run school. The cameras have been installed with an intention of keeping a close look at activities of both students and teachers to ensure quality education. With this, The Government Higher Secondary School No.1 in Peshawar has become the province’s first educational institution with monitoring facility.
The school used its annual funds of Rs 500,000 for the installation of surveillance cameras in its 48 classrooms. The control room has been set up in the principal’s office so the attendance and classroom activities can be closely monitored to improve the quality of education. The principal should not even necessarily be in his office to stay updated, but he can also do it via phone application in case of absence from his office.
The school’s IT teacher who also supervises the CCTV facility, Shamsuddin, says that the school has always made exemplary efforts to keep educational standard at par.
“The school has the term ‘No.1’ in its name, and we make sure its name is reflected in the way we deliver” – he said while speaking to a local news source.
He said that the school has been securing positions in board exams but these days the quality of education has deteriorated.
“but these days we are unable to even being among the top 20 ranks” – he added.
He added that the step has been taken with an intention of restoring the lost glory. It will also motivate the students and teachers alike to be punctual.
“The state-of-the-art facility will not only ensure a check on students but on teachers as well, prompting them to be punctual in their classes.” – he said.
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