Goa: Pramod Sawant, the chief minister of Goa, announced on Monday that the government will monitor teachers' attendance using a Geo-based service and that they would be required to provide remedial sessions to weaker kids after school hours.
When asked about education at an assembly session, Sawant responded that the state spends 12% of its budget on it.
"Remedial classes for weaker students are a must. Teachers will have to take at least two hours of remedial classes. They were not doing it, now they will have to do it," Sawant said.
He said that an agreement has been signed to opt for a Geo based service to track activities of teachers in school. "Teachers tracking will be done. Through this, the education department will come to know what time they come and when they leave," he said.
"Remedial classes for weak students are important. At least two hours of classes will have to be taken, so they can improve," Sawant said.
According to him, teachers would be required to submit a weekly report detailing what they have taught to students under a new system in the education sector.
He stated that teachers will need to attend remedial lessons until 4.30 p.m. "Goa is number one in infrastructure. Coding and Robotic virtual classes will also be started," he said.
Sawant has taken the step to improve the education sector after the National Achievement Survey report revealed that the state lags in ranking which is below the national average.