Departmentalized Grade Inquiry System

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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study
Software is a collection of computer programs and related data that provides the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it. In other words, software is a set of programs, procedures, algorithms and its documentation concerned with the operation of a data processing system. The term was coined to contrast to the old term hardware. In contrast to hardware, software "cannot be touched". Sometimes the term includes data that has not traditionally been associated with computers, such as film, tapes, and records. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software). Indeed, new tasks can be accomplished by the use of software and people can communicate in ways never thought possible before. Grades, on the other hand, measure how much effort a student put into a course. If a student gets an A, it shows that he or she understands the course material and has put true effort into studying, writing papers, and completing projects. However, a C indicates that a student did not do enough and maybe had no desire to get any better grade. (http://www.eduplan.us/the-importance-of-grades-for-college/). Thus, grades are significant product of extensive advance learning. It is the fruit that student yield after lengthy process of education. Therefore, it plays an essential role of the student. However, there is a little number of students who are keeping their grade as private as they could keep it out of reach by anyone. Yet, there are still some loss their printed grades due to misplacement. Hence, it is hard for them to consult once more to registrar’s office to ask for another printed grade, especially during the times that the faculties are engaged with much considerable work. Furthermore, if the students wanted only to view their grades just to know if there’s a little problem on it, they will first transact in cashier’s office and obtain a receipt to be given at registrar’s office to acquire printed grades, when...
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