WEB BASED RECORD KEEPING SYSTEM FOR IMMIGRANT

Diploma

INTRODUCTION

Information, Communication Technology is an integrated part of our society.  Communication tasks in a society include sharing of knowledge, socializing new members, entertaining people, and gaining consensus through persuasion or control (Schramm, 1977). The person or the institution responsible for carrying out the communication tasks changes with time. For example, parents used to be the major socializing agents in a traditional society, while the schools and the mass media are now playing a more important role in socializing new members in a modern society (Schramm, 1977). Exposure to mass media, in particular the television, was considered a major socializing agent for adolescents (Mangleburg and Bristol, 1998). With new forms of media emerge and the convergence of media technology, the patterns of media usage will inevitably be undergone rapid changes.

A characteristic of the new ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) is the multi-function capacity. For example, a computer can be used for searching information as well as for listening to online broadcast programs. In order to understand how the young consumers use the Internet and the traditional media, we need to look into the specific uses or the specific motivations. Although research about the Internet has grown exponentially along with the development and spread of ICTs, it still remains a comparatively small body of literature (Kim and Weaver, 2002).

A number of studies have identified attitudinal and behavioral differences between societies and cultures that use the Internet (Bonfadelli, 2002; Lenhart et.al., 2000; National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 2000).  Unlike television viewing, where parents can execute mediation and control confidently and smoothly, monitoring Internet use is much more complicated.  For example, certain television program genres (cartoons and educational shows) can quickly be judged as safe. Parents found it difficult to mediate the use of Internet.  Even if parents logged online, they would have a narrower range of personal goals online and use Internet at a smaller range of places (Loges and Jung, 2001). 


STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS

Web based system for Immigrant services is a necessity in Nigeria Immigration Services. The current manual system used in Immigration Services is not very efficient some lapses still exist in the process involved in carrying out the activities that goes on in their operations. These lapses include.

i.        Communication and information transfer in the Immigration Services is still manually done which leads to unauthorized personnel gaining access to those data.

ii.       Information of immigrants is not easily accessible as quickly as possible by immigration officers.

iii.      It takes the official’s long period of time to finish processing information and giving of it out comes to the targeted immigrant.

These are problem that this project work intends to solve because with this information would be passed to the Immigration Services through the network system and in encrypted form.

     AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The primary objectives of the research project is to eradicate the problem associated with easy access to records of immigrants on the immigration services and administrative which can be achieved by designing a website which is very flexible and records easily accessible by immigration officer’s anywhere in the country.

The aims and objectives the research hope to achieve is as follows:  -

 

i.        To give the immigration officer’s easy access to any immigrant information from any part country.

ii.    To provide a system that can process as many numbers of immigrants records as possible within the shortest time.

iii.   To know the exact number of Records in Immigration Services using specified database software.

iv.   To show the effectiveness of computer for easy access to records by a qualified properly trained staff.

v.    To bring improvement and progress for both the management of immigration services and the targeted immigrants.