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Delhi govt trains principals, teachers to handle social media

Ringing in technology in the education sector, Delhi government today launched a mobile app for assisting the newly-appointed estate managers in state-run schools while teaching the basics of Facebook and Twitter to the principals, in a bid to help them in "peer learning".

The mobile app, developed by a private entity, will enable the estate managers, who have been tasked with looking after maintenance of schools, to send their inspection reports to the department, letting the principals to focus strictly on education.

The app will be integrated into the system in such a way that top officials in the department and Education Minister Manish Sisodia himself will receive the reports everyday.