Development of a Web-Based Student Information System for Secondary Schools in Nigeria

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RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL HIGHER NATIONAL IN COMPUTING

Dominic Thompson (STU24049, onlythompson@hotmail.com)

DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-BASED STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA

Advance Business Information Technology Project- Edexcel Martin Beaver 2010

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E-Student Management System
Abstract

It is not a surprise that many learning institutions in Nigeria, are still keeping records in files and gather them in filling cabinets where the accumulate dust. A great deal of routine administrative work in secondary school is still done manually. Today, in most countries, computers and other IT resources are deployed by institutions of learning to facilitate the dissemination, access and management of information. This project evaluates and analyzes the processes, technology and methodologies implemented in the development of a web-based information system termed “Electronic Student Management System” (E-SMS) to solve the basic problems of the manual method used by the administrators and staff of secondary schools in Nigeria. The E.SMS which follows a rationally unified process is implemented using technologies in Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition software. As a result users will be able to store, access and manipulate basic information regarding students and their studies.

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E-School Management System
TABLE OF CONTENT
Title ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Abstract …………………………………………………………………………………………… Table of Content ……………………………………………………………………………… 1 Introduction 1.1 Background Information………………………….. 1.2 Project Review and Objectives………………….. 2 Analysis of the Existing System 2.1 Academic System……………………………… 2.2 Existing Entities………………………………... 2.3 Existing Processes………………………………………………. 2.4 Entities and Roles………………………………………………… 3 E-SMS Analysis and Design 3.1 Requirement Methodology………………………… 3.2 Functional and Design Specification…………………… 3.3 Domain Analysis and Entity Relation Model(ER-Model)………. 3.4 Design Framework……………………. 3.5 Application Process Model….. 4 Project Construction: Programming and Development 4.1 Development Framework…………………………………………………………… 4.2 E-SMS Development Technologies/Tools………………. 4.3 Logical Architectural Diagram ………………………………………………………. 4.4 E-SMS Implemented Architecture……………………….. 5 Project Implementation and Results 5.1 Implementation Overview ………………………………………………………………… 5.2 E-SMS Security ……………………………… 5.3 E-SMS UI Framework and Navigation System……………. 5.4 Validation System………………………………………………….. 5.5 Functionality Integration…………………………………………… 5.6 Project Testing……………………………… 6 Conclusion Appendix A - E-SMS Prototype Appendix B - UML Design Appendix D - Entity Relation Model, Data Dictionary and Physical Database Schema Appendix E – Project Testing Results Reference and Bibliography ……………………………………………………………………………….

E-Student Management System

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INTRODUCTION

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E-School Management System

In most Nigeria secondary schools, the storage, access and management of information is very poor. Information regarding students, their respective classes, and subjects taught in these classes, performance assessment records, grade entry and other forms of data manipulation are generally carried out manually using pen and booklets, in rare cases Microsoft Excel. Access to information can be cumbersome, irritating and frustrating due to poor storage and inaccessibility. Parents, officials and staff of these schools find it very difficult to get certain information that could enhance their decision-making and completion of an assigned task. I was asked by my instructor to analyze, design, develop and implement a practical solution that will alleviate these problems in a typical secondary school. The purpose of this report is to: 1) Provide details on the functional requirements and design specification of a typical solution. 2) Demonstrate that the requirement that will be stated in (1) above have been satisfied...
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