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World of Computer Science and Information Technology Journal (WCSIT) ISSN: 2221-0741 Vol. 2, No. 4, 120-124, 2012

A Biometric Model for Examination Screening and Attendance Monitoring in Yaba College of Technology
Rufai M.M, Adigun J. O, N. A. Yekini
Department of Computer Technology, Yaba College of Technology

Abstract —Examination malpractices have consistently remained a bane of Nigerian educational system. A common form of examination malpractices is the deliberate impersonation of the applicant. Part of the requirement of a credible examination is that the real applicants wrote the exams. Several steps have been taken to check this crime unabated. Some of the methods adopted are: the use of Identity card; the presence of invigilators to identify fake students; the allocation of sitting arrangement number that determines the hall where the student will write exam and the need to sign in and out on the attendance sheets. This research work proffers solution to the problem of student impersonation during exams. A biometric model is designed to identify every applicant at the point of entry into the examination hall. A biometric verification exercise is also conducted while the examination is going and at the point of submission of examination papers. The students’ attendance is captured automatically as their identity is verified on the biometric systems. The Biometric Access Control Techniques is explained. A model describing its application to examination screening and attendance monitoring is designed using denotational mathematics. Keywords- Biometrics; Examination Malpractices; Attendance Monitoring.

I. INTRODUCTION Examination can be defined as an instrument for testing assessment, evaluation and accreditation (Ike, 1996). It is a potent instrument for judging knowledge and competence. An exam is credible if it possess the following key elements: free and fair; devoid of partiality, cheating and all forms of examination malpractices. Candidate

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