The Project Management System (PMS) app, for marking the attendance of teachers in Sindh, was basically initiated to identify ‘ghost’ teachers. But, due to poor programming and a weak system, this app has become an obstacle for the honest teachers as well. Due to a lot of traffic at the same time on the app, it takes more than half an hour while punching in or out. If a teacher fails to punch in or out in due time, he/she has to write a reason there to avoid adverse consequences.
This app also requires an internet connection which is a major challenge, especially for those in the rural areas of Sindh. The most appropriate and suitable way to monitor the attendance of teachers is to fix a biometric device in each school instead of wasting resources on faulty systems.
Syed Farman Ali Shah