‘Why we need biometric system in higher institutions’
The need for every higher institution of learning in Nigeria to embrace the biometric system has become necessary as it would help keep and provide data and information immediately without hassles.
Speaking to Daily Trust, Managing Director, Meriben Services, Mr. Ben Ohanu, said, “The preservation of data on files and papers doesn’t enable one to get accurate information and data when needed and sometimes the information gets missing.”
“If you go to some higher institutions today to look for information about a student, it might take you days, weeks or even months to get the needed information. They have to carry files from one office to the other in order to furnish you with the information you need,” he said.
According to him, the introduction of biometric systems in the institutions will also help check cases of ghost staff and fake students.
Ohanu disclosed that difficulties in data recovery led his organization to have a partnership with some experts in India and Israel for training programmes on the use of biometric machines.
He said, “We started promoting the programme last year and we have succeeded in getting Delta State Polytechnic, University of Calabar and Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri. Later on in the year, we intend to bring in experts from India to train workers who would operate the machines.”