Optimization of KNEC Storage System using Electronic Identification and GSM Communication System

  • Kelvin Mong’are Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Peter Musyimi Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Abstract

Examinations provide a standardized criterion for institutions to evaluate whether the set educational objectives are met. However, rising cases of examination cheating for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations has been a chronic problem in the country over the recent years. The major challenge faced was the nature of handling of the examination papers, whereby most of the examination papers were in the possession of candidates and other unauthorized persons before the examination commencement date. This has brought insecurities concerning the decay of morals in our various institutions which needs to be addressed with utmost urgency. This malpractice has necessitated for innovative ways to improve the security of the examination papers. This project intends to come up with an integrated Electronic Identification and Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) System with access given to the authorized recipient only, and in the process, minimize human contact during storage. This project entails three aspects, the design of a secure unit with anti-tampering technology, programming and design of the communication system that will be used for monitoring. Through the use of this technology, we aim at laying up the infrastructure that will curb examination cheating incidences.
Keywords - Electronic Identification, Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), Optimization
Published
Sep 25, 2017
How to Cite
MONG’ARE, Kelvin; MUSYIMI, Peter. Optimization of KNEC Storage System using Electronic Identification and GSM Communication System. Proceedings of Sustainable Research and Innovation Conference, [S.l.], p. 74-80, sep. 2017. ISSN 2079-6226. Available at: <http://sri.jkuat.ac.ke/ojs/index.php/proceedings/article/view/579>. Date accessed: 24 feb. 2018.