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Journal of Modeling, Design and Management of Engineering Systems

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Design and implementation of an effective information system for Nigerian universites

S S Ikiensikimama, A Kuye

Abstract




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



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