DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ONLINE JAMB EXAMINATION PROCESSING SYSTEM A CASE STUDY JAMB, LAGOS. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer are known for their wide range of uses especially in scientific and mathematical field. However, title or no thought has been given to designing a complete and true intelligence test on a computer system in our immediate environment. Although in advanced countries where computerized games have been developed computers have proved that they constitute ways of indirectly testing intelligence
This system is designed in order to implement and intelligence test on a computer system, it tries as much as possible to incorporate the important aspect of intelligence on a wide scale. It is designed to test intelligence of secondary school learners using the Jamb matriculation Examination (JME) as standardized sample and as such the psychological implication of such a design is very important.
The design of the system is quite and easily understood. It’s flexibility makes it amendable for future changes and amendment to either incorporate other aspects of intelligence or to be designed for any other school age or class.
The question of the intelligence test are programmed and visually displayed in the system’s screen in an interaction form. The pupil answer the question on the computer system. the results obtained from the test give an estimation on user’s (pupil) intelligence quotient (I.Q). this is equally displayed and tells the pupil in the what category he/she falls within. The result of the test is also displayed at the end of the test which goes a long way lessen the fear of the pupil that they were marked down in the examination.
The JME coordinators were really finding it very hard based on the type of processing procedures that they are using. The manual process entails a lot of complex mistake, Errors, even missing of scripts. Many at times someone that sat for the Examination si been given the result of science subject while he / she sit for arts or management subject.
There have been a situation whereby someone that did not sit for the Examination after processing the forms, got sick and was admitted. When JME result for that year came out, they sent a result for the exam he did not sit for.
It takes time to process the results through the manual process. If the new system is implement, there will efficient, no complex mistakes, No errors and also the time factors will be shortened compared to the present system of JME processing strategy.
In the past, ability test were used in admitting pupil into the university level, for instance, the scholastic aptitude test, which measures both aptitude and achievement, (the aptitude test measures accomplished skills and indicate what a person can do at present, while the achievement test predicts what a person can accomplished with training.)