DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM FOR IMMIGRATION SERVICE (A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
The immigration department of the Federal Government Secretariat Enugu is saddled among other things with the task of regulating the entry and exit of persons or the movement of people into and out of Nigeria. It is also entrusted with the task of issuing international traveling passport to eligible Nigerians.
This study focused on the review of the manual mode of operations at some of the sections, namely the control section, the administration and passport section with a view to computerize their activities.
A computerized information system has been developed to facilitate storage and retrieval of information.
Furthermore the adequate keeping of records of immigrants entering or leaving Nigeria and finally prints of the individuals involve are the provisional offers of the computerized system.
All these measures are geared towards improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the immigration department.
The unity and mutual understanding reigning amongst the countries of the world today has encourage the free movement of people all over the world. Such people visits countries of their choice based on their interest many people travel to other countries for business transaction, tourism, education, diplomatic and political purpose and other miscellaneous reasons.
Despite the understanding existing amongst countries, intending visitors to any country are expected to have sought the mandate of the government of that country through the embassy or accredited representatives of the country based on his/her own country.
The immigration department therefore, is the official government agency responsible for taking care of the interest of intending immigrants or immigrants already residing in the country for monitoring and regulating the entry and exit of immigration into or out of their country.
The immigration Department in Nigeria established after the promulgation of the immigration act in 1963 are responsible for examining and interrogating any person wishing to enter or leave Nigeria through air, sea or land, moreso, the person’s baggage are searched to identify what he/she is travelling with.