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Griffith College introduces a new check for non-EU students

Created Sunday, 10th February 2008, 12:43 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

Fingerprinting will be introduced next term by Griffith College to ensure attendance of international students, and comply with the immigration laws. I don’t think that this method will help, if they already claim that the attendance is immaculate, there is no reason to implement this. The students themselves are obviously not happy, I found their student magazine editorial page, if it’s not viewable here is what it said:

The international debate on fingerprinting students and storing their photographs has escalated recently. Latest figures show that two million children in 6,000 schools in the UK have been fingerprinted and the number is likely to touch six million this year as nearly 13,000 schools begin to use this method to grant students access to libraries and canteens. This month we have learnt that biometric fingerprinting systems have been introduced to our campus – is it the way forward or a step too far [...].