Implementation of a radio frequency identification and detection technology based digital class attendance system for university students

Chibuike Peter Ohanu, Ugbe Oluchi Christiana, Uche C. Ogbuefi, Tole Sutikno


Class attendance is a key consideration when assigning final marks for courses taught, student attendance is a critical issue for higher institutions. Some institutions choose to regulate attendance with paper sheets, while others prefer to verify students' attendance with paper sheets and then manually enter this information into a computer. This mode of taking students attendance delays time and reduces the time needed for the lecture to be delivered. A system that eases the burden of time delay in taking attendance, promotes the universities, and supports parents is presented in this paper. The radio frequency identification and detection (RFID) student monitoring system has been developed to track student’s attendance in the classroom using passive RFID technology. The system uses an RFID reader and a contactless smart card to ensure time management during student’s attendance. A reader at a fixed place delivers a signal to a passive RFID chip for detection and identifies a huge number of chips in a short amount of time. The biometric thumb detection module for security was applied to improve the system. The applied enhanced technology sends a message to the parent of any students that fails to attend lectures.


Attendance system; Digital class; Radio frequency identification and detection tag; Radio frequency identification and detection technology; University students

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