International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology

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SwyftTapp: An NFC based attendance system using fingerprint authentication

B. Kommey, O. Anyane-Lah, W.E. Amuzu


Attendance has evolved to become a key requirement in educational institutions worldwide. With empirical evidence showing correlation between students’academic performance and attendance, parents, guardians, lecturers and school  administrations make effort to monitor attendance of students to classes and academic events. The conventional method for recording attendance in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), is the manual system, where sheets are passed round for students to write their names, student ID numbers and then append their signatures. The current manual system was  observed to be both inefficient and time-consuming. In this paper we discuss the use of NFC technology coupled with fingerprint verification technology, designed to work with an API and a web-based application to implement a more effective approach for recording and managing attendance in the university. The Department of Computer Engineering, KNUST was used as the scope of the project.

Keywords:Attendance, RFID, NFC, Fingerprint Technology, API, Web-based Management System

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