Background of the Study
Management team in school whether primary and secondary school use less computerized system in their management. Most of the schools in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat are using a manual process to monitor the student’s attendance. In a manual system, teachers will take and write down the student’s daily attendance in the record book, then at the end of the month the teacher is responsible to update the record by calculating the percentage of student’s attendance. This showed that the manual system is not strict and the student does not pay much attention to the attendance. Parents also do not know either their children come to school or not. They only know when the report card is given to them, twice a year. Nowadays, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) brings a tremendous new technology to change and ease the management to get the information in a more systematic and efficient way. Because of that, a computerized system that will be named Student Attendance Monitoring & Identification System using Barcode & SMS of INHS(Study on SMS Application) system has been proposed to be developed and implemented for management team in school. The target of this system is to monitor the daily student attendance and to inform parents about the attendance of their children. This system will be fully computerized and also apply a new communication technology called SMS. All of the daily students’ attendance will be saved in a specific database. When the student log-on by swiping their school ID on the system, it will automatically generate a message that will be sent to the hand phone via SMS. Hopefully with this system, the student discipline problems will be zero defects in attendance context and the parents will be informed if the student escapes in school. This system also will make the school management system to be more systematic, efficient and smoothly processed.
Mostly, school management are using less computerized system and still using manual system in their management. Our system is mainly to help a management school parties in order to organize the students’ attendance systematically and more effectively. The problems that bring to the development of the Student Monitoring Attendance System using SMS are stated below:
Existing system to monitor student attendance does not exist School management still doesn’t have a computerized system in their management. This computerized system can make easier management team to manage the student attendance problem and more systematic.
Information about student presence is not viewed clearly by their parents Mostly, parents do not know about student performance in school especially about daily attendance. Certain parents just know when they receive a warning letter from school to mention that their children escaped from class.
More space required
The manual system used a lot of paper and book to record the daily data about student attendance. Using this system, the data management is more systematic.
Save time and keep data more secured
The manual system takes more time because all the process such as the attendance calculation and the warning letter has to be done manually. The point here is to reduce time and ensure that the data is kept systematically and free from damage.
Create a systematic and effective attendance management system The management for the student attendance process is not systematic because when using the manual system, there are a lot of disadvantages and problems. The administration authority should replace the manual system to a computerized system to manage all the process properly and systematically.
Objective of the Study
The general objective of the study is to develop a Student Attendance Monitoring System Using SMS (Short Message System) in Isulan National High School.
Specifically, the study aims to:
1. To make a system that provides convenient...