Towards effective implementation of interactive web-based extranet system in Nigerian tertiary institutions
The effectiveness of electronic transactions all over the world is highly contingent upon an information and communication technology infrastructure to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Hence, the current effort of Nigerian Tertiary Institutions aimed at becoming efficient in managing students’ academic records. The infrastructure that allows such transactions to thrive and grow is an interactive web-based extranet system and not just a site for transactions. The infrastructure must be carefully planned and developed from the outset of Extranet modeling, particularly in a university environment. Tertiary institutions in Nigeria are faced with one form of problem or the other as a result of the manual method of keeping students’ academic records. This system is associated with slow processing of students’ results, transcripts generation and problem of storage space. This paper adopted an interactive web-based extranet system for effective implementation of students’ academic records in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions and to close the implementation gaps and improve students’ academic records access and computation online, rather than physical contacts.