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International Journal of Electrical & Computer Sciences IJECS-IJENS Vol:10 No:02

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From Wooden to Digital Notice Board (DNB):
Design and Implementation for University
Administration
Victor Chukwudi Osamor, Olatobi S. Aloba and Ifeoma P. Osamor

Abstract— Many state-of-the-art and cutting-edge
universities in the world rely on wooden notice board
hanging on a wall to display announcements. The
overreliance of this practice in a university is still not enough to pass relevant information round as some of these problems are encountered: (1) Multiple people struggle and cluster a
single wooden notice board for information just released, e.g. Exam results. (2) People mutilate, remove or destroy paper
notices from the notice board leaving other people to be
uninformed.(3) Some people do not have the time to settle
down and read all the relevant information posted on a notice board especially where digital printout cannot be made
easily. (4) There is unregulated display of information,
difficulty in storage and no efficient reference to past relevant information being posted. Taking a case study of Covenant
University where information is a vital key for everybody’s progress on campus. This research work looks at the
development of a Digital Notice Board (DNB) program,
which can be installed on various computers connected
together by local area network (LAN) so as to increase the
rate at which relevant information is being disseminated to
the public within a certain location. The major strength of
DNB is its usability with large electronic screen for display of information on numerous strategic points on university
campus.
Index Terms—Digital, DNB. Notice Board, University
Administration,

I. INTRODUCTION
A Notice Board is a place where people can leave public
messages, for example, to advertise things to buy or sell,
announce events, or provide information. Notice boards are
often made of a material such as cork to facilitate addition and removal of paper messages or it can be placed on digital devices such as computers, phones so people can leave and
erase messages for other people to read and see. The main
aim of this research work is to make information
dissemination much easier in a paperless community as the
Manuscript received March 28, 2010. Dr V. C. Osamor is with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria (correspondence phone: +234 8035650164; e-mail: vcosamor@yahoo.com).

S. Aloba , was with Department of Computer of Computer and
Information Sciences, Covenant University , Ota.. He is now with the National youth Service commission..
I. P. Osamor is with the Accounting Unit, Accounting and Finance Department, Lagos State University, Ojo Campus, Lagos State, Nigeria (e-mail: ifyposamor@yahoo.com).

world tends to graduate into that line of interaction. To
develop a Digital Notice Board facility as a software for use in University’s Administration. This research work is about the implementation of a DNB in a university system. The
university in focus is Covenant University in Canaanland
located on Idiroko road, Sango- ota Ogun State, Nigeria. This research work generally intends to act as a support system for the existing method by which notices are being posted in the University environment.

Generally innovation has come as a key factor to help to
make administrative work much easier, campus executives
are using new and improved versions of existing
technologies to get better control of administrative activities, campus technology leaders are dramatically enhancing data,
wired/ wireless network, and device security, and are
borrowing formalized quality assurance models from the
corporate world in order to end the practice of purchasing and implementing technology that just doesn’t deliver as
promised. The DNB is a sub type under the Virtual Learning
Environments (VLE), in most case the DNB can come as a...

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