Abstract Attendance is an important element in face to face education. A lot of schools in advanced countries have some form of attendance management system in place to track student attendance, monitor deviances and a source for recording data. There are many methods used to take class attendance, the traditional method being the use of paper or calling out of student names. Some universities, however, use the student ID card. Over the years, people have built applications or devices to take attendance in class. These methods provide better security than the traditional methods. Some methods are better than others and are worth pursuing. In our local context, universities still depend on papers or roll calling to take student attendance. This project seeks to provide a faster and simpler way to take attendance in class with the use of a QR code. The system should combine speed with accuracy and effectiveness.