DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NYSC ORIENTATION CAMP INFORMATION SYSTEM
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The national youth service corps (NYSC) is an organization set by the Nigerian government to involve the country’s graduates in 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. After 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:
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.
1.4 JUSTIFICATION OF THE STUDY
The good reason why this project is done is to provide an efficient method of handling corps members’ data at the orientation.
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This project covers the design and implementation of information system for the NYSC orientation camp (A case study of Awgu)
I.6 PROJECT REPORT ORGANIZATION
The project is organized as follows:
Chapter one of this project reports gives the detailed introduction of the project. Chapter two gives a review of the related literature. Chapter three covers the methodology, data collection, analysis of existing system, limitation of the existing system, system design, the database design, system flowchart and the top down design. Chapter four covers implementation, testing and integration. Chapter five gives the summary, limitations of the
project, recommendation, bill of engineering measurement and evaluation (BEME) and conclusion.