Johor School Uses Fingerprint Scanners For Teachers & Parents To Monitor Kids' Attendance
Information collected by the fingerprint scanners is linked to a mobile application.
A school in Johor is doing the most to discourage students from skipping classes - by implementing compulsory fingerprint scanning to keep track of their attendance
After testing out the biometric system in October 2018, SMK Bandar Tenggara officially implemented it this month, becoming the first school in Johor to do so.
SMK Bandar Tenggara principal Noraini Mohd Noor said that, "This system was introduced for us to achieve the attendance KPI of 95%," Ajar Malaysia reported.
Not only are teachers notified of students' attendance after they scan their fingers, but parents are also able to monitor their whereabouts and punctuality through an app
In addition to attendance during school hours, the app also displays students' attendance for co-curricular activities as well as their examination results
In 2017, a school in PJ also introduced compulsory fingerprint scanning to ensure punctuality among students: