Fingerprint attendance system aims to automate the attendance taking procedure of an educational institute using biometric technology (fingerprint). The automated attendance taking procedure is extremely efficient compared to the traditional name call out procedures. It saves the time consumed by the traditional method. However, the available commercial attendance systems are expensive and complex to design and develop. This study proposes a system which is flexible, inexpensive, easy to use and capable to integrate with future development of an educational institute. In brief, the proposed system is most efficient and widely used solution that keeps the discipline of the students at highest level and allows the guardians of the students to monitor and follow up on the attendance of their students via Internet.