School, colleges and universities are places where future of the country or society is dependent. The opportunity to exchange ideas and learning should never be compromised by issues of safety, security. Security is becoming a major concern for students, parents or teachers due to escalating incidents like assaulting of teachers & ransacking the exam hall, sexual assault of female student, school fire tragedy and cases of ragging in educational premises. This has increased the demand of high-tech security products in educational sector. Many establishments have taken a step ahead by installing sophisticated security systems that can safeguard its people and premises to maintain dynamic learning campus.

You can manage your school with a range of intelligently designed products to meet all the critical requirements of education industry. They can be used for primary/secondary schools, colleges and universities. It helps education sector to meet their demand of SMS / Email notification to parents, monthly attendance of students & staff, bus route, restricted access to labs, canteen management, fire safety and digital video recording. These unique solutions supports students and staff to focus on learning and assist schools in accurately monitoring and managing schools activities.

Below are some school management solution that best suits your needs:-

  • Students and Staff Attendance
  • Parent Notification
  • High Value Computer/ Research Labs
  • Flexible and Rugged System

Students and Staff Attendance

Security of students, staff or existing infrastructure like research lab, computer lab, library is of paramount importance in educational sector. Simultaneously maintaining attendance records of students and staff is a must, to retain discipline within the institute. The attendance solution allows educational foundations to generate attendance reports for current date/month, last month or even for defined date. Proxy attendance can be reduced to a great extent by using the biometrics attendance system. Bus route feature allows assigning a particular bus route to unique student ID; it is very useful while calculating student’s attendance when the bus is late. Attendance reports or any other reports of the school can be transferred into various formats like excel, text, csv and xml for further actions.

Parent Notification

Security of child is always a concern for today’s working parents. However they always demand timely updates from schools about their kids, the attendance software TAMS auto-generate an SMS or Email notification to parents about their child’s attendance, child/ward reaching school safely, when child/ward is about leaving school and when child/ward gets home with the bus monitoring system. Furthermore the solution can also be used as a communication platform where messages can be passed to parents on meetings, excursions, impromptu public holidays etc.

High Value Computer/ Research Labs

Today’s new generation students are technology savvy, which has created a demand for schools and colleges to restrict access for areas like computer labs, research labs where they might go for their fun activities. Access can be restricted to such areas by blocking the student ID or access can be given for a limited period of time. VIP access can be provided to principal for these areas. Furthermore turnstile, bar can be installed at the gate post to restrict movement of intruders from having access into the school premises.

Video Surveillance

The video surveillance assist in recording every activity going on within the school premises. These recordings can be viewed for evidence after an event must have taken place after which necessary actions can be taken, also the surveillance system can be streamed remotely with any smart device such as laptops, iPAD, iPhones, Andriod Phones etc from anywhere you are once you have internet access.

Flexible and Rugged System

Schools and colleges many times tend to have misbehaving students and to maintain security, and time discipline within that environment is also a challenge. This generates a demand for a security system which is rugged and can handle tampering.

SBTel & Devices with her array of solutions will provide a robust education management solution for schools ranging from Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary schools.

Call us today for Free Consultation, Maintenance, Installation and Sales of any of the school management solution. You can visit http://tams.com.ng/ also visit http://www.tams.com.ng/home/tams-edu.php for more information on school solution.

Call 08083846345, 08054539109 for more information.

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eye nutrientss

Try the following for a healthy sight:

  • Vegetables: Kale, collard greens, peppers, broccoli, sweet potato, spinach, peas, pumpkin, carrots and Swiss chard
  • Fruits: blueberries, oranges, tangerines, mango, tomato, papaya, avocado and grapefruit
  • Sources of zinc: crab, wheat, lean beef, fortified breakfast cereals, beans, lean pork, dark meat or poultry, whole-wheat or buckwheat flours
  • Omega-3-rich foods: Salmon, herring, mackerel, rainbow trout, sardines, flaxseed, walnuts, canola oil, roasted soybeans

In addition, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese increases your risk for developing diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Each of these conditions can damage small delicate vessels found in the eye and potentially lead to vision loss.

The lists above can be a starting point for planning eye-healthy meals. Here’s a sample daily menu:

  • Breakfast of whole-grain cereal with berries and walnuts
  • Lunch salad of spinach, orange and grapefruit segments, pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of canola oil
  • Dinner of oven-roasted chicken legs, sweet potatoes and broccoli, with fresh sliced tomatoes and a dessert of peaches
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  • Your safety is your personal responsibility
  • Always follow the correct procedures
  • Never take shortcuts
  • Take responsibility and clean up if you made a mess
  • Clean and organize your work-space
  • Ensure a clear and easy route to emergency exits and equipment
  • Be alert and awake on the job
  • Be attentive at all times to your work surroundings
  • When in doubt,contact your supervisor or manager for instruction, guidance, or training
  • Never take risks when it comes to safety
  • Obey signs, stickers, and tags
  • Take short breaks when you keep up a repetitive motion for a long period of time, and sit, stand, or walk with good posture
  • Report serious injuries immediately to a supervisor and get emergency assistance
  • Keep things in perspective.Hazards may be limitless, so focus on the most likely risks first
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attendance management

Attendance simply means presence. Attendance management is the act of putting mechanism in place to drive compliance for presence either at the workplace, schools, religious activities or social functions which in essence curbs lateness or absenteeism.

Attendance management is key to running individuals daily activity most especially at this period when the economic crunch is biting so hard, this article will focus on workplace time management, its importance and gains to the growth of an organization.

One key ingredient to success in the workplace is putting mechanism in place to ensure that staff consistently attend work. Attendance management is important to every single organization, it can determine whether or not a business will be successful in the future. Every organization can positively and proactively encourage attendance by communicating with staff, keep records to identify trends or trouble spots, and promote health and wellness with your staff.

Managing attendance can also be a factor in which a business can manage absences. Absences in a business can cause it to lose a huge amount of money as well as the productivity, because when one person is missing it has a huge impact on the rest of the business. If a business can manage or measure attendance the employer will be able to tell how much time is being lost/delayed. Proper time management improves drastically productivity, performance and high rate on investment (ROI)

Different mechanism can be put in place for proper time management such as:

  • Putting in place proper time management policy
  • Eradicate paper attendance by installing time attendance biometric machine at your location
  • Deploy easy to use Human Resources Management (HRM) Application to manage your employee.
  • Synchronize payroll application with the HRM and attendance syste
  • Design a reward mechanism amongst employee to reward on time employees.

Organizations are set up particularly not for charity but to make profit, a serious organization will take into cognizance proper time management as punctuality boosts profitability.

Contact us today @ TAMS Nigeria for free consultation on having a proper time management tool in place to improve productivity, performance, to erradicate laxity and above all improve drastically Return on Investment.

For further information, you can request for a demo on the chat form below to test the functionality of the TAMS Application or call 08113677777 or 08112677777 from 8am – 5pm, every Monday – Friday.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • What is the full meaning of the acronym TAMS?
  • What does TAMS as a service offer?
  • What is TAMS Ambassador initiative?
  • What year did the TAMS Ambassador initiative start?
  • What advantage does a punctual employee have as stated by Mr. Akinola?
  • What are the criteria for selecting the TAMS Ambassador?
  • How has TAMS assisted Chiwe Obijiakwu?

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What is absenteeism? Can it be overlooked or dealt with? What will happen if not dealt with? What harm can it do if an employee is a few minutes late? , these are questions begging for answers.

Absenteeism is an employee’s intentional or habitual absence from work. While employers expect workers to miss a certain number of workdays each year (leave), excessive absence from work place can equate to decreased productivity and can have a major effect on a company’s finances, morale and other factors.

In reality absenteeism goes beyond absence from work, absenteeism also includes late arrival, leaving early, extended break, attending to private business, feigning illness to mention a few.

Absenteeism in any form it could take always has negative effects on the organizational growth.   Every employee wants to get paid as and when due not putting into consideration losses recorded by the employer even through deliberate absence from work. Research shows that due to absenteeism employers tend to loose a whopping 25% on ROI, high-cost in replacement of workers (overtime pay for other employees and/or temporary workers), administrative costs of managing absenteeism, poor quality of goods/services resulting from overtime fatigue or understaffing, reduced productivity, excess manager time (dealing with discipline and finding suitable employee replacements), safety issues (inadequately trained employees filling in for others, rushing to catch up after arriving as a replacement, etc), poor morale among employees who have to “fill in” or do extra work to cover absent co-workers.

Absenteeism just like ghost worker is a monster that must be dealt with, our civil service today degenerated to what it is due to paying less attention to absenteeism which was caused by lack of proper monitoring by immediate supervisors.  Organizations needs to look in depth to find a lasting solution to reduce this menace to the barest minimum, drastic actions such as putting in place company’s policies, procedures, regulations and technology needs to be taken to nip this in the board.

At the point of employment, every intending employee must be given a form where the company’s policies, procedures and regulations are highlighted to be read, assimilated and signed. Proper penalties need to be properly stated or mentioned where all these are bridged. Also technologies such as biometrics devices to capture attendance, Human Resources Applications, Payroll systems need to be put in place for proper employee management. Having all these in place help the company save administrative cost, reduce stress, help with accuracy amongst others.

Contact us at TAMS Nigeria for free consultation on best biometrics solution, human resources application and payroll system that best meets your needs. Visit https://www.tams.com.ng/ for more information also visit https://tamsportal.com/Index.php to register for a demo to test its functionality.

Call 08083846345 or 08054539109 for more information.


Absenteeism by André Claassn


The Causes and Costs of Absenteeism by Jean Folger     


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As defined in last week’s article titled Time Management, “Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.” Wikipedia

Without a doubt, time is essential in planning and getting things done. People always complain about time not been enough. However, 24 hours daily is what you have and what is needed to achieve set goals and targets. How it is best used depends on how properly the 24 hours bracket is been put to use to get better results. According to Michael Altshuher, “The bad news about time is, time flies but the good news is, you and I are the pilot. We can…manage it and direct it to land at a place called ‘on-time’”.

Indeed, achievers work smart by making time a priority to getting things done as against working pointlessly hard. Hard work without time management greatly limits the actualization of goals and set targets.

People who manage time effectively have always done the following:

Delegate tasks appropriately.

Prioritize work.

Avoid procrastination.

Schedule tasks.

Avoid stress.

Set deadlines.

Avoid Multitasking.

Start early.

Take some breaks.

Learn to say “No” to activities that detract from your main work.

If not well managed, time negatively affects individual, organizational and governmental outcomes. And no society can make progress if there’s a culture of disregard for time.


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Baby smiling in bed with eyes closed and arms out.

Sleep is vital for good health and wellbeing. Adequate sleep is important for appetite and weight management — a key to preventing many chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. Stress is a major contributor to disrupted sleep. In addition, as we age sleep becomes less efficient, lighter and often less restful.

More than 35 percent of adults report getting less than 7 hours a sleep a night. People who don’t get sufficient sleep are at greater risk for chronic chronic health problems, as well as from cancer, increased mortality and reduced quality of life.

Try these tips to improve your sleep:

Be consistent. Stick to a regular bedtime and wake time.  Consistency reinforces your body’s sleep-wake cycle. Try to go to bed and get up at roughly the same times every day, including weekends and holidays.

Keep your room dark and quiet. Daylight, other lights or noise can disrupt sleep. Eliminate these disruptions with window coverings, and by closing doors and windows.

Be physically active. Regular physical activity helps you fall asleep faster and enjoy deeper sleep. If vigorous activity within 2 hours of bedtime stimulates you, try exercising earlier in the day.

Enjoy the early morning sunlight. Consider having your breakfast in a sunny spot. Avoid bright lights 2 to 3 hours before bedtime. This can help regulate the release of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate your sleep.

Watch what you’re drinking. Caffeine and alcohol can disrupt your sleep, especially when enjoyed too close to bedtime. Stay hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day, rather than just in the evening, to avoid too many middle of the night trips to the bathroom.

Shut off your mind. If you find you wake up at night bothered by thoughts, get up and write down your ideas, read or do another quiet activity to slow down your mind.

Unplug. Keep your bedtime routine free of television, laptop and and other portable devices.

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10 May Personal Theft Safety


• Walk with your head up, make eye contact with others, have confidence and move at a steady pace.

• Stay in well-lit, heavily traveled areas. Avoid alleys, dark parking lots or secluded areas.

• If you wear headphones while walking, keep the volume low so you can hear other noises.

• Avoid texting and walking as your attention is not on where you are going or who is coming toward you.

• Don’t walk alone at night. Walk in groups as there is always safety in numbers.

• If you are going to a particular destination, let someone know you are on your way and approximately what time you will arrive.

• If you are carrying a wallet, keep it in your purse or bag and carry it close to your body. Do not leave personal items unattended at any time.

• Vary your route. Take a different path so you don’t become predictable.

Culled from http://www.alliedbarton.com/…/Art…/257/Personal-Theft-Safety

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10 May Habits That Sabotage Productivity


1. Hitting the snooze button

It might feel like pressing the snooze button in the morning gives you a little bit of extra rest to start your day, but the truth is that it does more harm than good.

That’s because when you first wake up, your endocrine system begins to release alertness hormones to get you ready for the day.

By going back to sleep, you’re slowing down this process. Plus, nine minutes doesn’t give your body time to get the restorative, deep sleep it needs.

To be Continue…..
Culled from businessinsider

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