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Talking Point: Should CCTV cameras be installed in classrooms

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019

Delhi government schools will soon have CCTV cameras installed in the classrooms. Stakeholders have a mixed-view on the idea, reports Sheetal Banchariya

CREATES PRESSURE ON TEACHERS

If CCTV cameras are installed in the classrooms then there will be a psychological pressure on the teachers. He/she will keep in mind that they are being watched by someone. In such a situation, teachers will not be able to follow their natural pedagogy or teaching methodology. They will be extremely conscious of self and might start limiting their activities as per the acceptance by the authorities.

Sudershan Punia, lecturer, District Institute for Education and Training (DIET), Jhajjar, Haryana 

CONSENT OF STUDENTS IS A MUST

Cameras inside the classrooms need to be perceived from the point of view of their use and desired effectiveness. Parents in rural areas in view of their occupational constraints and location disadvantage do not have access to the extent of viewing live classroom feed. We should have faith in the team of teachers. It would be in the interest of the school management to have the permission of the students before recording the classroom transactions. 

AN Ramachandra,  Joint Commissioner (Academic), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

NEED PARENTS’ PARTICIPATION

The move will help parents to know what is being taught by the teacher and what their kids are doing in the classrooms. It will also put positive pressure on the teachers who lack teaching skills and parents will be in a position to give suitable feedback. Sometimes students forget to share crucial information regarding school processes. With access to the classrooms, they will get timely updates and will be able to help the students in after-school learning. 

Kalpana Mishra, parent of a class VI student, Allahabad 

TRANSPARENCY IN THE SYSTEM

Techers and students will follow the time table. Proper monitoring for teachers, headmaster and cluster level officers will be possible. Schools in Andhra Pradesh have implemented biometric system for attendance, which has made the teachers punctual. Similarly, the installation of CCTV cameras in the classroom will make the students more disciplined.

Nallapu Adinarayana, teacher, MPP School, Dwarakapuri, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh

 

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