Fact Check: Rawalpindi School With High-Tech Attendance System Goes Viral As Delhi's
A video of school kids marking their attendance through an identity card scanner is making rounds on social media. It is being claimed that the video is from a school in Delhi, where the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has installed this high-tech machine for attendance.
A Facebook user “Shyam Prakash” posted the video on Facebook and has been shared more than 30,000 times. The caption suggests that Kejriwal did a great job for the schools of Delhi, “देखो केजरीवाल ने दिल्ली के स्कूलों को क्या बना दिया, जिसे सारा संसार देखने आ रहा है, बच्चों के स्कूल में हाजिरी लगते ही मैसेज घर पहुँच जाता है।”
The same video is also available on YouTube with the title – “online attendance system with SMS alert to parents”.
The video is from a school in Delhi and is the latest one.
To verify the claim, a reverse search on one of the keyframes in the video was done. The same video was posted by a Facebook user from Pakistan named “Gul Laghari” with a caption in Urdu that translates to: “Students’ attendance in a private school in Rawalpindi. Online attendance system with SMS alert to parents.” The video was posted on July 31.
On further research, we also found out the same video posted by a facebook user Bilal Kayani on July 31.
Bilal reposted the video a week ago tagging “Leadian’s School System”. His Facebook bio says he is a managing director at Leadian’s School System & Montessori in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. According to the video, whenever the children enter or leave the school, they have to punch into the system, and their parents get the intimation through an SMS.
We also found photographs of Bilal delivering speeches and distributing prizes to students on the school’s Facebook page. On comparing the viral video and the photos posted on the schools’ page, we found the similarities in the students’ uniforms, therefore, confirming that the viral video is from the Rawalpindi campus of Leadian’s School System.
Leadian's School System & Montessori ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಜುಲೈ 30, 2019
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