Design and implementation of an effective information system for Nigerian universites
The population explosion in Nigeria Universities even in the second generation Universities like the University of Port Harcourt has brought its own attendant problems in terms of handling student records and in the computation of results to accertain the true positions of students. Such records and computation of results are needed for the graduation of students. In view of these, there is the need to design and implement an effective information system for Nigerian Universities. In the development of this system various data object models were used such as the Data Access Object as well as the latest Microsoft technology for database management, the ActiveX Data Object. The implementation is done using Microsoft Visual Basic With the developed system, it is possible to add, delete, update or edit records in the database. Range searches as well as the use of wildcard character are supported by the system. Various reports are produced such as student progress score sheets, probation list, withdrawal list, as well as final graduation list. The system has been tested using student results in the department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Port Harcourt. The computer resources required to use this system are: windows 98 and above, 16 MB RAM with a minimum hard disk space of 113.40 MB.
Keywords: Information System; System Design; Nigerian Universities
Journal of Modeling, Design and Management of Engineering Systems, Vol. 3 (1) 2005: pp. 39-51