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School Management Software - Pros and Cons

School Management Software is a boon to schools to handle effortless school administration. With the technical advancement and Internet propagation, businesses engage in software development to yield respective software in all fields to streamline and simplify day-to-day activities. In this article, let us discuss on the advantages and disadvantages of using administration software in schools.


School software usage is followed in major schools. The reasons are many and so its benefits. A school is one of the institutions where real-time record maintenance and periodical record maintenance is on the verge. Their administration works include Timetable Management, Classroom Management, Staff Attendance Maintenance, Employee Payroll Process, Student Report Generation, and Students Admission/Transfer Certificate Management, Fee entries, Communication and other associated tasks. Each of this process is time-consuming and expects utmost accuracy with perfection to preserve and deliver precise data. Handling such important tasks in the past was tedious where in the schools employing dedicated staff to handle each administration duty. Today, this administrative burden has gone astray by such management software. Many vendors in the market sell unique and competitive software. Each of the software stands distinguished with an array of features, user friendliness and conceptual design as well. Some software even employs Cloud Computing Technology to store a single record on different cloud servers to assure schools no loss of data and make administration effortless.

The advantages are boundless. Message Communication is another aspect of this software wherein it bridges the gap between parents and teachers. Teachers post homework, assignments, attendance and high priority information to parents instantly through short text messages which bridge the gap between parents and teachers and help parents involve in the children’s education greatly. Likewise, another highlighted feature is the automated report card generation where the class teacher needs to enter the mark of every student and the rest of the calculation such as Grade, percentage, pass/fail and the progress report of every student or the class is managed by the software itself. Working on the report card eats up the valuable time of the teacher that can be used to teach the next syllabus of the student after the exams.

Overall, it is important to get advanced with the technology and school being the fundamental of any profession should embrace technology more than any other diligence affordable and additionally it enhances the school profile to parents.


For any product or concept it takes an argument to discuss the negative sides, to strengthen the positives and the School Management Software is rather not an exception. The monetary side of the software is felt unavoidable. Added to this the school record maintenance using software is vulnerable to failures, slow Internet connection and virus attack. These kinds of disadvantages are applicable to all kinds of software. Unless the absence of staff, no lag in the data occurs in manual record maintenance at schools.Though these reasons are not negligible, the advantages dominate the cons of school software.


After getting deeper into the pros and cons of School Management Software, it is obvious the strengths are strong and it proves to be a boon to schools for flexibility, security and performance. But, the schools should be keen in settling for the best verified School Management Software.

How to promote reading habit in Schools

In schools and colleges, Students consider learning practice to be limited to text books bought at the course commencement.  But the reality is apart from the so called text books. Though these books start up the day, students should learn the practice of searching and reading books related to their subject and gather updated information and widen their knowledge on every subject they learn. The text books should only be considered as a start and not the end. The habit of reading will increase if they are aware of it.

Getting back to our point, reading habit can be improved via simple steps

1. Extending library hours:

Assigning each student a topic related to the subject and letting students to find and complete the assignment at the library hours help the student to search and read the points which could also help in developing knowledge on the particular subject. Conducting competition in this way will easily help student in improving their reading practice. Share interesting topic for assignments. Boring topics may let down the reading practice.

2. Self Selection of Topics:

Educators should give space to students to enjoy learning all by themselves. Letting students choose the topic on their own simply means that the students love to take up the task, research and do more to prove their interest.

3. Take Children to a Bookstore:

This will promote reading interest among kids lot easier. Bookstore displays all variety of books published in different categories based on the interest of the readers and students search for the book of their interest which kindles reading habit right in their school age.

4. Using Technology in Education:

Certainly, it means a lot. There are many free online certifications to test and issue a certificate for the candidate’s vocabulary skills. Introduce your students to selective online test and grow their interest in reading. Technology is always loved.

Some schools provide newspaper to make their students know the current news and information at certain duration of the school hours usually in the morning. This at least helps students to practice the reading habit. Some schools have language lab where schools teach children on pronunciation of English language and let students to improve their verbal communication apart from studies. These kinds of extracurricular activities actually enlighten the life of the student in the long run.

Perhaps, reading acts as a thrust to climb up the ladder to go a long way.