DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SOFTWARE FOR THE COMPUTATION OF STUDENTS CGPA
This project is solely based on the critical appraisal of the use of computer in result processing. The work has done with the aim of studying all the processes involved in manual processing of students result with a view of developing software that can aid in doing the job whenever the new system is introduced to the relevant department (Computer Science Department). In the course of achieving these objective relevant literatures were reviewed on the subject matter.
Based on the review, various staff under Computer Science Department of Institute of Management and Technology Enugu were marked and used for the purpose of collecting the needed data for the research work.
The methods used during the finding were oral, interviews, observation, document review. It was also done randomly. Based on the data collected the researcher find out that there was much problem encountered using manual result processing, which has been taken care of by the developed software.
Information technology is able to facilitate the revolution of changes, which optimize performance and profitability to institutions, organization and companies because it provides solution to one of the key business barrier that is distance, time and difficulties associated with crossing them or sharing them. Emergency of electronic processing of data and it’s computer technologies has led to the death of bugs, errors and time wasting during processing and computation of student’s result.
Electronics data processing introduced towards the end of 1934’s has brought fundamental dangers in the way, so many things art done, including the topic of this project and so many other things like product advertising, information sharing, on-line computation, electronic data storage, electronic mail exchange, to list but a few.
The computer science department in institute of Management and Technology Enugu is responsible for the processing various departments during examination, right from the inception of this great institution; result processing has been manually processed. The manual system employed is not very efficient, in that a lot of paper work has to be done which takes a reasonable length of time to prepare. Due to the increasing number of students in computer science department (IMT) Enugu, that has written the examination in the school, results computation of the student’s CGPA has been a very difficult task.
Therefore, because of this problems and errors arising from such a system, a software-computerized result processing system becomes inevitable; the benefits accruable from the computer-based system cannot be over emphasized.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
Historically, result computation and students data record management in computer science department in the Institute of management and technology Enugu has been affected by several factors based on the current manual processing method used such as:
- Loss of vital information relating to student result/ records
- The time and labour involved in the student result computation of CGPA
- Files and records not properly kept.
- Miscalculation of students CGPA after graduation.
- Difficulties involved in searching for a specified record
- Wrong transcription and mutilations by accident or on purpose
- Information is very insure and can be accessed by the wrong persons.
- Insecurity of the result, which can be modified by unauthorized person/or access.
- Use of filing cabinets makes retrieval of information very difficult.
- Difficult of data sharing i.e. from HOD’s offices to exams and records.