India: Schools With Inflated Rolls to be Shut Down (MSN India)
It's well established (in this blog anyway) that Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz and Egon Spengler have noting on biometrics in terms of ghostbusting ability. Biometrics have been used to bust thousands of ghost workers and ghost pensioners in a wide variety of countries and they're coming after ghost students.
India is set to crack down on schools that report educating over twice the number of students who actually attend. You see, more students means more funding so schools just inflate the attendance numbers in order to get more money.
Taking attendance with biometric technology should help bring some transparency to the process whereby schools report on how many children they educate.