Asian schools take attendance using fingerprints, facial scans

01/25/2010 | FutureGov.Asia (Singapore)

Schools in some Asian countries are using fingerprinting, facial recognition and other technology to track student attendance -- relieving teachers of the task while better monitoring students. At some schools in India, students scan ID cards when they come to school, and 20 schools in Singapore have linked fingerprint readers to an electronic attendance tracker. However, some officials at small schools say the cost of such programmes makes them prohibitive.

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