DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTER BASED CHILD CARE INFORMATION SYSTEM

Undergraduate

ABSTRACT

  In the world over, it is indisputable that the introduction of computer technology in different facets of life, has virtually transformed and enhanced information processing which is very vital in any organization or parastatals of government. Not only as means of information processing, has had the technology also proved to the faceted means of information retrieval which forms the nucleus of this study.

          This research word centers on using a computer to record, store and retrieve reported and illnesses, the name of illness and year it spread, the country affected, total population of children affected and total population not affected.

          A detailed design of a computerized approach that will bring the much needed innovation is given. Also included in this masterpiece is a proper documentation for the new system design.


STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

          The problem of using a manual system in the child care information department of the UNICEF results in the inability of the staff to process documents at minutes time, and the difficulty in achieving on accurate results which may be deduced from improper postal delays, bad handwriting loss of vital paper or document, misplacement of vital information or cases, as a result of the services that are available or rendered when it is needed, duplication of effort due to inconsistency in activities and general validation failure during processing etc.

          Hence, the above-mentioned problems prompted for the Design and implementation of child care information system, to enable the organization to work more effectively.


AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

          The aims and objectives of the study is to ascertain on how the organization, UNICEF, Operation aims and other activities are performed, and also to detect problems that pose obstacles with a view of modifying the operations and developing a new computerized system that will be more effective and accurate such as in the area of misplacement of vital documents, a computer will be used to record, store and retrieve large volume of documents, which will deduce the duplication of efforts due to inconsistency in activities and time taken in search of file when it is required for processing.