The Use of Mobile Phones in University Exams Cheating: Proposed Solution

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Volume-17 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Ally S. Nyamawe , Nixon Mtonyole


Ally S. Nyamawe , Nixon Mtonyole. "The Use of Mobile Phones in University Exams Cheating: Proposed Solution", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V17(1),14-17 Nov 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


Currently, instant communication is very possible all over the world due to a rapid growth in mobile phones technology. Each day, a number of mobile phones subscribers and cellular network coverage is escalating tremendously. Today’s mobile phones are released with ability nearly to that of a desktop computer. The ubiquity nature of mobile phones and extended network coverage allows for constant connectivity, easy flow of information and accessibility. Students use mobile phones to store lecture materials, tutorials, communicate with colleagues and surf the internet for different purposes. These advantages would have adverse effects if mobile phones will be brought in restricted premises such as exam venues. Disobedient candidates use mobile phones to cheat in exams. In this paper, we propose a system prototype that will be used to detect mobile phones in the exam venues.


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Microcontroller, Mobile Phone, Exams Cheating, Mobile Phone Technology