Govt schools set to implement ‘fingerprint system’ from Sept

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MoE obtains final approval from Audit Bureau

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22: The Ministry of Education has completed the tender procedures for the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of attendance proof devices with a fingerprint and the programs attached to it for government schools, reports Al- Qabas daily. It is scheduled to be enforced and officially activated at the beginning of the 2023-2024 scholastic year, specifically next September in all schools without exception. Educational sources revealed that the Ministry of Education has obtained the final approval from the Audit Bureau to award the contract to the concerned company and thus all the required regulatory approvals have been completed, and the contract is being signed with the company by the concerned departments.

Contract The sources indicated 2,770 fingerprint devices worth 350,000 dinars are to be supplied and distributed to schools, and once the contract is signed in the coming days, the supply and installation procedures will begin, especially since the education ministry is in dire need of this tender, for what is in the interest of work. The sources stated that the new fingerprint device, which will be introduced in schools at the beginning of the new academic year, supports different types of registration methods. The sources explained that the ministry is keen to apply the fingerprint attendance considering it the only approved method to prove the attendance of teachers and all school workers. The sources pointed out that the oversight authorities have been recommending for years the necessity of applying the fingerprint in order to keep in check many violations that are recorded in schools, in addition to its importance in ending the case of neglect by some teachers and school administrations, and preventing tampering with records.

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