DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ELECTRONIC EXAMINATION TIME TABLE (A CASE STUDY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF BENIN). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
Electronic Examination Time Table system is a research work that will help build an effective information management system for University of Benin, in Computer Science department. The designed system will serve as a more reliable and effective means of accessing examinational time table and removing all forms of delay and stress that is involved in the manual system. This project work made use of data collected from the college library, and journals. The aim of this project work is to achieve the following; to effectively and efficiently access of computer science examination time table, and to provide a reliable and transparent system devoid of personal inclinations and interest and to provide borderless access to departmental examination schedules . The implementation of the Electronic ssystem was carried out using Visual Basic language. In conclusion, the work met all the objectives intended. It is, however, recommended for use by all tertiary institutions in computer science department.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Time-table is a structured schedule of an event with time at which they occur, especially time of arrival and departure according to Adedokun J. B. (2014)
A time-table is an organised set of courses in a tabular form, which makes information available about a series of arranged events such as the time range for the event to take place, venues, invigilators and supervisors that will monitor how the event is carried out.
It will be very important for us to know that time resources is the most valuable asset in the world, which may result to failure if there is no proper planning, scheduling and management so time-table has come into existence which serves as solution to the world wide time planning and management challenges, which when applied appropriately will yield fulfilment of the aim.
Computer science department, University of Benin, applies manual approach in constructing an examination time-table. This is done by the examination officer, who ensures that examinations are conducted effectively and free of hitches. This is done by collecting all the list of courses that are offered by the department. The examination officer uses this list to form a tentative Examination time-table. The time-table is liable to changes if there is any observation either from the staff or student in the faculty, if there are any clashes or omission of courses, it will be effected before the final time-table is released. This is always done two weeks before the commencement of the examination.
The manual construction of time-table (in Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics, colleges and other lower academic Institutions) is time consuming and particularly involve straining up of brain which may eventually result to some errors as it were, which may still demand for setting of another time-table with the mindset of attaining a desired and favourable Examination Time Table as the case may be. Computer solution to the problem can give more flexibility, make it easy to incorporate new requirements and save effort and it’s time conserving even as the world is approaching paperless era.