This Project Design and Implementation of Orientation Camp Information System (A Case Study of NYSC Orientation Camp Awgu ) was
designed to eliminate the problems associated with manual handling of information at the Orientation Camp such as: data redundancy,
time wastage etc. The Design and Implementation was carried out using the top down software development approach. The tools used to
implement this project are VB.Net and SQL Server.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The national youth service corps (NYSC) is an organization set by the Nigerian government to invol the development of the country. There
is no military conscription in Nigeria, but since 1973 graduates of universities and later polytechnics have been required to take part in the
national youth service corps (NYSC) program for one year. This is known as national service year, corps members are posted to cities far
from their city of origin. They are expected to mix with people of other tribes, social and family backgrounds, to learn the culture of the
indigenes in the place they are posted to. This action is aimed to bring about unity in the country and to help youth appreciate other
ethnic groups. There is an orientation period of approximately three weeks spent in a camp away from family and friends. Aer the
orientation process corps members are posted to the areas of primary assignment. There is also a passing out ceremony at the end of the
year. The program has also helped in creating entry-level jobs for a lot of Nigerian youths. An NYSC forum dedicated to NYSC members
was recently built to bridge the gap amongst members serving across Nigeria and also serves as an avenue for corps members to share
job information and career resources as well as get loans from the national directorates of employment.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
The NYSC is faced with the following problems due to their manual method of handling information:
Ø Poor handling of corps members’ information
Time wastage in searching for information
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
The objectives of this project are as follows:
To design an information system that makes data access easy for corps members.
To design a system that can automatically post corps members to their areas of primary assignment.
To design a system that can help the NYSC management to supervise corps members.