In a bid to improve security on campus for improved student’s welfare and to monitor class attendance, The Niger Delta University is in a bid to include student’s fingerprints before students can access classes. This was revealed by the Vice Chancellor in his matriculation speech held yesterday in Newsite. The Vice Chancellor noted that the school is being sanitized and students have to reveal their identity before they can pass the main gate, hence, the need to always go around with their school ID cards.
In the VC’s words, …”the NDU is getting to a stage where students will be using fingerprints to enter any classroom. The university is being sanitized so students must always carry their identity cards as they are going to pass a security gate system where they will be searched before entry.
“And we are also trying to see that the classroom you enter, you will be scanned, as you are entering the classroom, it is your fingerprints that permits you to enter that classroom. So that we will monitor you for 75% class attendance. If you fail to meet 75% class attendance in any course, you are not allowed to write that examination. So, your class attendance is monitored. Take note of that”.