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Monitoring Karachi schools via WhatsApp movies impractical, unethical: teachers

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  • Lecturers reject thought of monitoring schools via WhatsApp movies
  • Newly appointed monitoring and analysis director of the Directorate of Schools, Karachi had stated he can be monitoring public schools via WhatsApp video calls
  • Academics at ladies schools says schools won’t enable this as a result of it may harm the privateness of ladies college students and lecturers

Monitoring schools via WhatsApp is impractical an unethical, say teachers.

They have been responding to a current resolution by the Directorate of Schools Karachi monitoring and analysis director to observe public schools via WhatsApp video calls.

A notification addressing the principals and directors of of presidency schools was issued for it too on Thursday. It stated info supplied by them can be crosschecked and verified via video calls on WhatsApp.

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“During the video call, the officers of the directorate of monitoring and evaluation may also like to view the class activities, laboratories and condition of the infrastructure,” the notification learn.

However school workers and the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Affiliation (SPLA) are usually not happy.

Academics at ladies schools stated schools won’t enable this as a result of it may harm the privateness of ladies college students and lecturers. 

SPLA spokesperson Azizullah Memon stated the monitoring and analysis division ought to resolve the longstanding issues of the universities as an alternative of arising with “hilarious” bulletins. 

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The fundamental perform of the monitoring and analysis division is to facilitate training by offering lacking services, Memon stated, including that officers typically didn’t perceive what their job was.

He referred to as for monitoring officers to improve libraries and laboratories and make efforts to beat the scarcity of lecturers.

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