All School Children To Get Unique Code Of 17 Digit

Why 17 Digit Code For School Children?
The very recently launched programme "Hejje Guruthu", was inaugurated on Wednesday by Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri. It has been managed by the Department of Public Instruction, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

The Secretary to Primary and Secondary Education department G.Kumar Nayak and Commissioner for Department of Public Instruction were also present at the moment. The main motto of this programme is that all children should have a 17 digit code.


As a first state to go for such an programme, Karnataka's Education Department has created a unique code for every child in the schooling system and a centralized database that will allow for tracking his or her educational record till they complete their class 10.

On Wednesday the website was being launched where, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri said "around 98.48 lakh children are currently studying in Karnataka, both in private and Government schools, which would be a part of the database uploaded on the website."

He also said that "the unique code would be integrated with the Aadhaar platform once the latter was fully operational. We have created our own system now because we cannot wait indefinitely for Aadhaar to be fully functional."

About the Database: This data base will not just help prevent dropouts, but also aid dissemination of various welfare schemes across the State such as mid-day meal and student scholarship programmes. Each student will be identified by a 17 digit code, which will include a specific code for the Child's school and year of enrollment.

This "Hejje Guruthu" Project started since July 2012, when the software's were locally created to upload information's and given to each districts.

Mr.Kageri said "The information is now online, which will be verified for errors till February 10, 2013. Parents, teachers and general public can intimate the Block Education Officer of any errors in this period. The finalized information will be online by March 5. And the syllabus for D.Ed was being examined under the chairmanship of KS Sameer Simha under the guidance of 50 educational experts as well."

So, what is your opinion about the new project? How do you think it will be useful for children? Please share your views and help people who are unaware about such programme being launched. 'Jago Grahak Jago'.

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