Hyderabad: Government schools will be freshly mapped with the Geographic Information System (GIS) in Telangana to show their exact infrastructural status with videos and photographs. The data would be made public. GIS mapping would allow the authorities to monitor the schools and the education delivery there. The government will also grade schools based on their performance and parameters like student-classroom ratio.
School education department officials said the mapping will not only be based on their geographical location, but will use a distance matrix. The GIS mapping will allow the government to know the number of schools in a certain area and the distance of the schools from the nearest residential areas. Based on this data, the government will provide eligible schools with transport reimbursement under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
“The data we have now is old. We will map the schools. Photos and videos can be seen by anyone,” T. Chiranjeevulu, commissioner, school education said.