Assessing the Value of a Computerised Biometric System for Screening Examination and Checking Attendance of Students in a University Environment: A Case of Pentecost University College

Checking students for examination and attendance in a university environment is too cumbersome as a result of the increasing number of students. Private institutions especially are faced with problems of attaining accurate records of students’ attendance which normally involves circulating papers for students to sign in and sign out by registering their names on paper during examinations and this has proved to be stressful, time consuming, unreliable, inaccurate and inefficient. 

The study therefore sought to assess the areas that universities are using biometric control systems. It also assessed some of the challenges the schools face in adopting biometric system of control and qualitative approach was adopted for the study. The population of the study was staff members of Pentecost University College of which a sample size of fifty (50) respondents were chosen. Microsoft excel was used in analysing and presenting the data gathered.

 The responses revealed that student’s elections and staff attendance were identified as the key areas that the selected institution (Pentecost University College) has employed and implemented computerised biometric control systems. The results also show that power outage, slow detection of fingerprints, and overcrowding around the machine were classified as challenges posed by the biometric system.

 Although the value of computerized biometric control system was popular at present, this was consistent with the recognition that biometric innovation progresses as combined with vast diminishments in cost to make biometrics promptly useful and reasonable to all organisations. The study therefore recommend that the use of invertors or generator is installed to ensure a continuous supply of power to the system as well as faster machines are installed while malfunctioning are repaired as quickly as possible to preserve precious time. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONTENTPAGE
 TOC o "1-3" h z u DECLARATION...........................................................................................................................ii DEDICATION..............................................................................................................................iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT...........................................................................................................iv ABSTRACT....................................................................................................................................v 
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................................vi
 LIST OF TABLES ......................................................................................................................x 
LIST OF FIGURES .....................................................................................................................xi

CHAPTER ONE………………………………………………………………………………12
INTRODUCTION………………………………………………….…………………………12
1.1.0 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY12
1.2.0 PROBLEM STATEMENT13
1.3.0 RESEARCH OBJECTIVES14
1.4.0 RESEARCH QUESTIONS14
1.5.0 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY14
1.6.0 SCOPE OF THE DESIGN14
1.7.0 LIMITATIONS15
1.8.0 ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDY15
CHAPTER TWO……………………………………………………………………………...17
LITERATURE REVIEW…………………………………………………………………… 17
2.1.0 INTRODUCTION17
2.2.0 DEFINITION AND MEANING OF BIOMETRIC19
2.2.1 Some basic biometric terminologies19
2.3.0 EVOLUTION OF BIOMETRIC19
2.4.0 PROFILE OF PENTECOST UNIVERSITY COLLEGE21
2.5.0 HISTORY OF BIOMERIC SYSTEMS IN A UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT22
2.6.0 TYPES OF BIOMETRIC SYSTEMS24
2.7.0 SIGNIFICANCE OF BIOMETRIC SYSTEMS27
    2.8.0 CHALLENGES FACED IN EMPLYING BIOMETRIC SYSTEMS……………………………………………………………………………………….28
CHAPTER THREE31
METHODOLOGY31
3.1.0 INTRODUCTION31
3.2.0 RESEARCH DESIGN31
3.3.0 POPULATION32
3.3.1 SAMPLING TECHNIQUE32
3.3.2 SAMPLE SIZE32
3.4.0 DATA COLLECTION33
3.4.1 DATA INSTRUMENTATION33
3.5.0 DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS33
3.6.0 ETHICAL CONSIDERATION34
CHAPTER FOUR35
RESULTS AND DISSCUSSIONS35
4.1.0 INTRODUCTION PAGEREF _Toc482796072 h 35
4.2.0 ANALOGY OF QUESTIONNAIRE DISTRIBUTED PAGEREF _Toc482796073 h 35
4.3.0 THE VALUE OF COMPUTERISED BIOMETRIC SYSTEM PAGEREF _Toc482796074 h 36
4.3.1 Identified areas and use of computerised biometric control system PAGEREF _Toc482796075 h 36
4.3.2 Areas computerized biometric control systems are employed PAGEREF _Toc482796076 h 37
4.3.3 Period of usage PAGEREF _Toc482796077 h 37
4.3.4 The extent to which the selected institution use computerised biometric control system38
4.4.0 THE EFFECTS OF COMPUTERISED BIOMETRIC SYSTEM OPERATION EMPLOYED BY SELECTED INSTITUTION PAGEREF _Toc482796079 h 38
4.4.1 The usefulness of computerized biometric control system PAGEREF _Toc482796080 h 38
4.4.2 The effects of computerised biometric control system on growth39
4.5.0 CHALLENGES FACED IN ADOPTING BIOMETRIC SYSTEM CONTROL ON THE INSTITUTION40
4.5.1 Challenges faced by the institution in employing computerised biometric system40
CHAPTER FIVE42
SUMMARY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS42
5.1.0 INTRODUCTION42
5.2.0 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS42
5.3.0 CONCLUSION43
5.4.0 RECOMMENDATION44
REFERENCES46
APPENDIX 1. QUESTIONNAIRE50

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Owusu akomea, R. (2018). Assessing the Value of a Computerised Biometric System for Screening Examination and Checking Attendance of Students in a University Environment: A Case of Pentecost University College. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/final-research

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Owusu akomea, Richlove "Assessing the Value of a Computerised Biometric System for Screening Examination and Checking Attendance of Students in a University Environment: A Case of Pentecost University College" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Dec. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/final-research. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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Owusu akomea, Richlove . "Assessing the Value of a Computerised Biometric System for Screening Examination and Checking Attendance of Students in a University Environment: A Case of Pentecost University College". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Dec. 2018. Web. 21 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/final-research >.

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Owusu akomea, Richlove . "Assessing the Value of a Computerised Biometric System for Screening Examination and Checking Attendance of Students in a University Environment: A Case of Pentecost University College" Afribary (2018). Accessed June 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/final-research