DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A SOFTWARE BASED STUDENTS BURSARY AWARD PROCESSING SYSTEM. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
Technology has proved beyond all reasonable doubt that compt4er technology application could remove the strenuow burden of paper work which have been affecting that Bursary award system of udi local government. The accumulated files and others documents makes collection and disbursement of finance tedious and cumbersome when processed manually, after much observation on the activities of the students bursary award system.
With the introduction of computers, an automated form of processing which makes processing easy is enhanced. It promotes prompt information retrieval and entry, accuracy is highly heightened and fraud can easily be dictated.
The project will eliminate the problems by designing a suitable program (software) to handle those issues affecting the bursary, award section.
In large organization such as Udi local government or Ogebe-Oogene local government, the finance and account system is the life wire of the administration. In other words, it is the process of controlling finance of the establishment with the aim achieving the following:
– To reduce errors in computation of the students bursary award system.
– To process payroll data.
– To control salary and wage expenses, which is the main aim of establishing the finance and account section of udi local government council.
Failure in achieving these objectives will be very big set back to the organization. Some of these outlined objectives above are difficult to achieve even though the organization is equipped with officers of higher integrity, many a times, manual accounting is bound to undergo series of set back either during processing or outputting storage or both.
This calls for the design of an efficient and effective system which will go as far as achieving this set-out objective as mentioned above.
1.1 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The problem of using a manual system in the finance and account section of the bursary department result in the inability of the bursary staff to process documents on time and the difficulty in achieving an accurate result which is contrary to the use of an automated bursary award processing system.