India is home to the world’s largest and youngest population of 450 million ranging from 5 to 24 years old. This means India’s young workforce is growing steadily against the world’s ageing population. All the more reason for Indian students to be backed by qualitative and competitive education that readies them to meet the forthcoming global demand. It’s a tall order but India can step up to the challenge by acutely identifying and addressing problem areas.
With the introduction of the CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) system into CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), schools have to maintain a regular and in-depth record of students’ activities and tests. The process of managing this highly intensive data without errors is an extremely challenging one. Handling this process smoothly can be easily done with a cloud based school management system.
The new school assessment programme proposed in Budget 2014-15 could become a disqualification factor for schools not giving it due thought. But for future ready schools, the change could get a lot easier to facilitate, execute and measure with an online school management system.
That time of year is at hand – final examinations, students diving into their study books. Interestingly, ‘examination’ is a dreaded term for school staff as well. Don’t believe that? Scheduling exams, setting examination papers, evaluating thousands of answer sheets and grading students – within deadlines, it’s not an easy job!
Nowadays, the examination process has become even more challenging because of the growing strength of students, segmentation of subjects, and the demand for transparency and immediacy from parents.
Typically, school admission processes are long drawn and herculean in nature. Browsing endless applications, distributing forms, verifying documentation, selecting likely candidates and answering endless queries from parents and students – it’s a lot of work that saps teaching and non-teaching staff’s time and energy. And despite it all, inaccuracies slip in leading to more parent grievances and hot tempers flying.
Is there a better way? Yes.