Data Research, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Dec  2018, Pages 120-131; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Smart Attendance Management System (SAMSYS) for an Academic Institution

Data Research, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Dec  2018, Pages 120-131.

DOI: 10.31058/

Oluwagbemiga O. Shoewu 1* , Makanjuola N.T 1 , Akinyemi L.A 1,2

1 Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Lagos State University, Epe Campus, Lagos, Nigeria

2 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Received: 30 July 2018; Accepted: 3 December 2018; Published: 30 December 2018

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Attendance management has been a great challenge over the years in Nigerian academic institutions. Ranging from university to polytechnics, colleges of educations and secondary schools, quality attendance management has been a freak. Manual authentication of attendance of logbooks has become an arduous task and this is also time-consuming. The academic attendance policy has generated a lot of questions at various quarters. In this paper, we present a system which maintains the attendance records of students adequately and automatically. The device is an efficient module that comprises a fingerprint sensor to manage the attendance records of students at all levels in an academic institution. The module enrols the students at the beginning of each semester with adequate semester course registration. This enrolment is a one-time process and their fingerprints are stored in the fingerprint sensor. The module provides percentage attendance results at the end of each semester so as to ascertain qualification by each student to write the semester examination.


Attendance, Authentication, Fingerprint, Semester, Sensor


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