JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia (KSA) has taken significant step for stemming class bunking via installation of a biometric fingerprinting system in several public schools to improve attendance.
The biometric fingerprinting machine would keep parents aware about their kids’ attendance as the system’s software has capability to inform parents in case of student’s absence.
The new system is backed by several school principals saying that the move would enhance discipline and compliance with regulations, Arab News reported.
Cameras were also installed in various schools for monitoring activities within school premises amid efforts to boost safety and productivity.
Outside yards, hallways, courts, cafeterias and classrooms will be covered via cameras but the move exceeds the cost of fingerprinting system and camera up to SR20,000 (Saudi Riyals).
Earlier, a Saudi ministry issued warning to education departments across the country to monitor the attendance of both teachers and students in conjunction with the newly introduced Noor Education Management system.