CRITICAL EVALUATION OF SOSPOLY ON LINE REGISTRATION A STUDENT USER PERCEPTION
This study examined critically evaluate student’s perception on online registration in Sokoto State University. In order to realize the objective of the work, some research questions with corresponding hypotheses were formulated. A total of 101 students in the Department of Computer science, Guidance and Counselling were used from a population of 134 to take part in the study through a purposive sampling technique. A questionnaire was used for data collection; and data generated were analysed using the Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation. All the hypotheses were rejected. The implication was that online registration has a strong positive relationship with face-to-face interaction of students with faculty members, students’ acquisition of ICT knowledge, additional cost, and the reduction of time. Based on the findings, the researcher recommended among others that all students of the University of SOS should be well equipped.
At the beginning of each semester student in higher institutions are expected to renew their studentship after satisfying the condition to do so. This involves choosing course they are going to offer in the Semester and collecting the class admit card for with what is called registrations of courses. Originally this was done by filling in some forms, now it is done filling the form in the internet hence online.
Online registration system allows students through the internet to register, drop, or add courses within the registration period. It has an inbuilt Advisor to advice the students on approving / rejecting requested courses by the student or recommending some others. However, when the registration period is over, all previously registered courses by the students will be visible in the system. The students may or may not have prior experience using each system. Ideally, any student can go to the system to do the following:
1. Register, add or drop course / courses during the registration period.
2. Pay registration fees online through a secured web access.
The student then obtains the login information (username and password). This is the same for the evaluation and general systems, and it is integrated with them i.e. if the password is changed for any of these systems, the online password will be changed subsequently and vice versa.