DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTOMATED STUDENT SCHOOL FEES PAYMENT SYSTEM
The essence for one going to school is for better survival tomorrow wherein becoming what he or she is capable of becoming what he or she wants in life. And the desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind and every human being whose mind is not debauched will be willing to give all that is required of him or her to get knowledge.
It is on this basic idea that knowledge oriented organization (school) has been set up as a ground for people to go in and learn in respond to paying for their acquired – knowledge for tomorrow’s success.
According to Oxford Dictionary of Current (6th Edition), fee is defined as an amount of money that one pay for professional services.
Simply put, school fee is that fixed interval payment made by a student or students to the school he or she attends.
From the definition, one can outline that school fee payment supposed to be in a regular interval that is timely, although sometime may not be that ready by the student due to some financial lapses.
Financial lapses poses a lot of problems to school management because of some pressing needs. However, when students refuse to pay their school fees on time the school management seems to lack money in the purse which at this render the management ineffective.
Apart from the management being ineffective financially, students also face barriers by not being allowed to write their examinations which is one of the academic frustration or setback. Using computer – based system for fees payment necessitated this research in order to help solve this problems of either delayed fee payment, or the student not paying at all or the fee being misused/mismanaged or entangled with criminal attack either on the side of student at the course of payment or the side of bursary department/school management.
Using Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, Ikot Ekpene as a case study, the research has the intention of creating a software that could process students school fees payment to Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic bank accounts and electronically lodging individual students fees indicating name, department, registration number, level/class, date of payment, amount of money paid, academic session/semester/ bank’s name, account number, phone number, school name and other personal records etc. This will enhance prompt payment and safe delivery and automatically stop the management and students from being frustrated financially and otherwise.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of contents
CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION
1.1 Theoretical Background
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Aims and Objectives of the Study
1.4 Significance of the Study -
1.5 Organization of the Research -
1.6 Scope of the Study - -
1.7 Limitation of the Study - -
1.8 Definition of Terms - -
CHAPTER TWO – REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.0 Introduction - - -
2.1 Automated Payment: An Overview
2.2 Types of Automated Payment -
2.3 Challenges of Automated Payment in Nigeria
2.4 Impact of Automated Students School Fees Payment System in Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic - - - - - -
CHAPTER THREE – SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
3.0 Introduction - - - -
3.1 Research Methodology - -
3.2 System Implementation
3.3 System Design - -
3.3.1 Input and Output Design -
3.3.2 Algorithm - - - -
Program Flowchart (Appendix A) -
CHAPTER FOUR – SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION AND
4.0 Introduction - - -
4.1 System Design Flowchart
4.2 Choice of Programming Language
4.3 Programming Environment -
4.4 Analysis of Modules - -
4.5 Implementation Codes - -
CHAPTER FIVE – SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
5.0 Introduction - -
5.1 Constraints of the Study
5.2 Summary - - - -
5.3 Conclusion - - -
5.4 Recommendation - - -
References - - - - -
Appendix A – Program Flowchart
Appendix B – Program Source Code
Appendix C – Input and Output Format