Design And Implementation Of NYSC Orientation Camp Information System

ABSTRACT

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page
Certification- – – – – – – – – i
Dedication- – – – – – – – – – ii
Acknowledgement- – – – – – – – iii
Abstract – – – – – – – iv
Table of contents- – – – – – – – v
List of figures- – – – – – – – – viii
List of tables- – – – – – – – – ix
CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the project- – – – – – 1
1.2 Statement of problems – – – – – – 2
1.3 Objectives of the project – – – – – 2
1.4 Justification for the project – – – – – – 3
1.5 Scope of the project – – – – – – – 3
1.6 Projects report organization – – – – – – 3

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 An overview of Nigeria youth service corps – – – 5
2.2 Operation of the NYSC scheme – – – – – 8
2.3 Four phase programme of the NYSC – – – – – 9
2.3.1 Mobilization – – – – – – – – 9
2.3.2 Orientation Programme – – – – – 9
2.3.3 Primary Assignment – – – – – – 10
2.3.4 Community Development Service- – – – 11
2.3.5 Winding programme and Passing out Parade – – 12
2.4 Orientation Process for Prospective (NYSC) Members- 13
2.4.1 Orientation course/Duration – – – – – 13
2.4.2 Registration- – – – – – – – 14
2.4.3 Meal ticket/feeding – – – – – – – 15
2.4.4 Accommodation on camp- – – – – – 15
2.4.5 Orientation Broadcasting service (OBS) – – – 15
2.4.6 Platoon and platoon activities- – – – – 16
2.4.7 Kit Items/ Mode of Dressing- – – – – – 17
2.4.8 Discipline- – – – – – – – – 17
2.4 .9Security – – – – – – – – – 18
2.5 ID Cards- – – – – – – – – 18
2.5.1 Medical care – – – – – – – – 18
2.5.2 Camp market- – – – – – – – 19
2.5.3 Socials- – – – – – – – – 19
2.5.4 Posting- – – – – – – – – 19
2.5.5 Relocation- – – – – – – – – 20
2.5.6 Exeat- – – – – – – – – 20
2.5.7Religious Activities at Orientation Camp – – – 20
2.5.8 Corps Allowance – – – – – – – 20
2.5 .9Prominent Activities on Camp – – – – 21

CHAPTER THREE
SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
3.1 Methodology – – – – – – – – 22
3.1.1 Methods of data collection – – – – – 22
3.2 Data Analysis – – – – – – – 22
3.3 Analysis of the existing system – – – – – 23
3.4 Limitations of the existing system – – – – 24
3.5 system design – – – – – – – – 24

CHAPTER FOUR
IMPLEMENTATION, TESTING AND INTEGRATION
4.1 Choice of programming language – – – – – 31
4.2 System requirement – – – – – – – 31
4.2.1 Software requirements – – – – – – 31
4.2.2 Hardware requirements – – – – – – 31
4.3 Implementation – – – – – – – – 32
4.4.1 Unit testing – – – – – – – – 35
4.4.2 System testing – – – – – – – 38
CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY, LIMITATIONS AND CONCLUSION
5.1 Summary – – – – – – – – 39
5.2 Limitations of the project – – – – – – 39
5.3 Bill of engineering measurement and evaluation – – 40
5.4 Conclusion – – – – – – – – – 40
BIBILIOGRAPHY
APPENDIX A
PROGRAM SOURCE CODE
APPENDIX B
SAMPLE OUTPUT
APPENDIX C
USER GUIDE
LIST OF FIGURES
3.1 The NYSC Registration Form – – – – – 27
3.2 The Posting Form – – – – – – – 28
3.3 The System Flowchart – – – – – – 29
3.4 The Top Down Design – – – – – – 30
4.3.1 The NYSC Login Window – – – – – 33
4.3.2. Admin Form Window – – – – – – 34
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1 Unit Testing – – – – – – – 35
Table 2 project costing – – – – – – – 40

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

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
 Data redundancy

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)