While there are many forms of academic cheating, perhaps one of the most difficult to detect is when a third party sits an examination for a registered student. This is prevalent in large tertiary educational facilities where lecturers do not necessarily know all the students attending their lectures.
Biometrics have been commonly used at primary and secondary school levels in the United States since 1997 and in the United Kingdom and Europe since the start of this century, to provide learners with access to library facilities and canteens, for example. More recently, tertiary educational facilities have adopted biometric verification to ensure that those sitting for examinations are matched with those actually registered for the examination.
According to John Powell, CEO of Powell Tronics, it is important to ensure that any biometric solution deployed to undertake this function is able to communicate with existing educational facility databases. This will obviate the need to cross reference data manually, not only saving time, but also ensuring high levels of accuracy.[Full Story.]
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PT-Rollcall ensures accuracy in examination attendance at educational facilities
Last updated: 30 November 2016
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