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Smart card technology and e-certification applications provide parents and teachers effective ways to monitor attendance at school and help improve the quality of education in Hong Kong. Smart cards can be used to register school attendance automatically and thus save school administration efforts. They also build closer links between schools and parents and students. With verification of a parent's identity through the Smart Identification (ID) Card or a digital certificate, parents can gain online access to the detailed school records of their children, including the activities the children are engaged in at any particular moment. This allows parents to keep track of the whereabouts of their children inside the school. Parents can also sign e-notices and pay school-related fees using the same online platform. The system allows schools to improve the efficiency of their administration, which frees up time and resources to improve teaching quality.