Automated school fees payment system is a research work that will help build an eective information management system for Anglican
Girl’s grammar secondary schoolwithin the admin department. The designed soware will serve as a more reliable and eective means of
documenting school fees payment and cash payment and removing all forms of error in the manual method of their recording system.
This project work made use of data collected from the secondary school library, and journals. The aim of this project work is to achieve
the following; to eectively and eiciently process students school fees payment and document it, to provide a reliable and transparent
system devoid of personal inclinations and interest and to provide borderless access to ensure prompt retrieval. The implementation of
the computer-based school fee payment documentation system was carried out using Visual basic languages, Access database. The result
obtained from this work was to design an eicient system that will help to enhance the payment system of school fees without any inch
so as to give room for accuracy and transparency. In conclusion, the work met all the objectives intended. It is, however, recommended for
use by all grammar college.
The essence for one going to school is for better survival tomorrow wherein becoming what he or she is capable of becoming what he or
she wants in life. And the desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind and every human being whose mind is not debauched will
be willing to give all that is required of him or her to get knowledge.
It is on this basic idea that knowledge oriented organization (school) has been set up as a ground for people to go in and learn in respond
to paying for their acquired“knowledge for tomorrow’s success.
According to Oxford Dictionary of Current (6th Edition), fee is defined as an amount of money that one pay for professional services.
Simply put, school fee is that fixed interval payment made by a student or students to the school he or she attends.
From the definition, one can outline that school fee payment supposed to be in a regular interval that is timely, although sometime may
not be that ready by the student due to some financial lapses.
Financial lapses poses a lot of problems to school management because of some pressing needs. However, when students refuse to pay
their school fees on time the school management seems to lack money in the purse which at this render the management ineective.
Apart from the management being ineective financially, students also face barriers by not being allowed to write their examinations
which is one of the academic frustration or setback. Using computer“ based system for fees payment necessitated this research in order
to help solve this problems of either delayed fee payment, or the student not paying at all or the fee being misused/mismanaged or
entangled with criminal attack either on the side of student at the course of payment or the side of bursary department/school
Using Anglican Girl’s Grammar School Awkunanaw, Enugu state as a case study, the research has the intention of creating a soware that
could process students school fees payment to Anglican Grammar girl’sbank accounts and electronically lodging individual students fees
indicating name, class,class category, registration number, level/class, date of payment, amount of money paid, academic session/ bank’s
name, account number, phone number, and other personal records etc. This will enhance prompt payment and safe delivery and
automatically stop the management and students from being frustrated financially and otherwise.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Anglican Girl’s Grammar School, Awkunanaw, Enugu state was founded in the year 1962 and started on the 15th March with twenty-nine
students. later two more students arrived to make a total of thirty one
students. The pioneer Principal is Miss
J.O. Emelumadu (now Mrs.Muo). Three non-tutorial sta were part of the foundation workers. they are namely: Beatrice Aloanza (cook),
OnamNnji and Nweke Ede(Watchmen). The school operates with the following levels JSS and SSS for the SSS science, commercial and art
In this school, there is need for automated method of keeping data, more so a greater need for an automatic school fees payment system.
This would go a long way in alleviating the various problems and stress involved in the manual method of school fees payment and
clearance in the institution. Moreover, the issue of delayed youth service as a result of inability to complete the tedious manual process of
clearance which involves school fees clearance would be curtailed when this new system is implemented.
Hence it became imperative for a school fees system to eliminate the shortcomings of the manual system in place.
These days every sector is known with the word-computer. We can find computers at everywhere around us. In fact modern world will be
incomplete without computers and their applications. It’s almost impossible to even imagine the modern facilities without the use of
computers. For many individuals computer means PC, on which they can see movies, play games, prepare oice sheets and manage daily
planners. But this is just a page of the book of computers.
Computer means much more than a PC. A computer can simply be defined as a machine which takes instructions and perform
computations and operations accordingly. These commanded instructions are known as programs and computers execute these
programs to do an operation. At a time, a set of instructions can be given to a computer to perform several operations, simultaneously.
This feature is a point of distinction for the computers.