This project is on the design and development of portable and reliable fingerprint based student attendance monitoring system that can be used to monitor attendance of the student. It will eliminate the problems of manual method. The new system utilizes a portable fingerprint scanner as the input to acquire fingerprint images and notebook personal computer as the mobile terminal for the processing of the images and records attendance. It also include database to store student’s information and attendance records. Visual Basic.net was used as the programming language to develop this system. The system was tested and found working correctly.
Keywords: fingerprint scanner, personal computer, mobile terminal, database, visual basic .net