The proposed system provides solution to lecture attendance problem through coordinated hardware and software design handshaking data communications between RFID tag and RFID reader serially interfaced to the digitalcomputer system.
The Intelligent RFID based IJSER © 2013 Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research Volume 4, Issue 2, February-2013 1 was designed around Intersoft RFID Demo Kit-1.
The ability of RFID systems to deliver precise and accurate data about tagged items will improve efficiency and bring other benefits to business community and consumers alike in the not distant future .
In this paper, we present an intelligent RFID based lecture attendance access control and management system tailored around Nigerian Universities’ Commission (NUC) policy of ensuring a 70% course attendance by students for a course before likelihood of writing a semester examination for any course.
RFID combines radio frequency and microchip technologies to create a smart system that can be used to identify, monitor, secure and do object inventory.
At their simplest, RFID systems use tiny chips called ―tags that contain and transmit some piece of identifying information to an RFID reader, a device that in turn can interface with computers .The application of RFID Technology to student course attendance monitoring problem especially in developing countries in our proposition will lead to elimination or reduction of the quality time wasted during manual collection of attendance, creation of a student database management system that is not IJSER © 2013 Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research Volume 4, Issue 2, February-2013 ISSN 2229-5518prone to errors or being manipulated by anyone and above all aids in better management ofclassroom statistics for allocation of attendancescores in the final grading of student performance in a particular course.A number of related works exist in literature, application of RFID Technology to different areas and specifically to the area of academic attendance monitoring problem.Consequently, authors in  proposed student wolf pack club tracking system to simplify and speed up the process of student wolf pack club ticket distribution for athletic event.Our proposition emphasizes a simple, reliable and cost effective model for face- face classrooms’ attendance management that uses existing student ID card chip as the passive tag with additional short message services to parents asweekly summary.Sequel to these, lecturers and administrators in most developing countries have had to come up with ways to ensure a healthy participation from students, and make sure that the student-lecturer interactive relationship is kept intact.This in some cases have come in simple forms like roll calls, while in more interesting cases, can be formats like surprise quizzes, extra credit in class, etc.In , authors designed and implemented a model of a secured and portable embedded reader system to read the biometric data from the electronic passport.The authors attempted to solve problems of reliability, security and privacy in E-passports by authenticating holder online using Global System of Mobile Communications (GSM) network.In the electronicplatform, the attendance management systemdepicts a simple client (antennae placed at classroom entrance) /server (privileged student database) system.Students can visually see their names as they entered class on the screen and they are assured that their presence has been entered in the instructor’s database.