Muscat: The Ministry of Education (MOE) has suspended fingerprint biometric time and attendance system for its employees to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
MOE on Sunday issued a circular to all deputies, directors and officials of educational institutions asking them to stop using the biometric system for a period of one month until further notice.
“In the interest of the safety of employees at the Ministry, it has been decided to stop working with the fingerprint system and it will be replaced by paper to record to prove attendance and leave. This will be taken care by the administrative divisions of the ministry”
The Ministry of Education has confirmed that: “This mechanism will be applied for one month only, from the date of its issuance.”