Student Database System for Higher Education: A Case Study at School of Public Health, University of Ghana
American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications
Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages: 23-34
Received: Sep. 5, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 16, 2014; Published: Apr. 21, 2015
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Wisdom Kwami Takramah, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Wisdom Kwasi Atiwoto, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
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Abstract
The success of any organization such as School of Public Health, University of Ghana hinges on its ability to acquire accurate and timely data about its operations, to manage this data effectively, and to use it to analyze and guide its activities. Integrated student database system offer users (Student, Registrar, HOD) with a unified view of data from multiple sources. To provide a single consistent result for every object represented in these data sources, data fusion is concerned with resolving data inconsistency present in the heterogeneous sources of data. The main objective of this project is to build a rigid and robust integrated student database system that will track and store records of students. This easy-to-use, integrated database application is geared towards reducing time spent on administrative tasks. The system is intended to accept process and generate report accurately and any user can access the system at any point in time provided internet facility is available. The system is also intended to provide better services to users, provide meaningful, consistent, and timely data and information and finally promotes efficiency by converting paper processes to electronic form. The system was developed using technologies such as PHP, HTML, CSS and MySQL. PHP, HTML and CSS are used to build the user interface and database was built using MySQL. The system is free of errors and very efficient and less time consuming due to the care taken to develop it. All the phases of software development cycle are employed and it is worthwhile to state that the system is very robust. Provision is made for future development in the system.
Keywords
Relational Database, Interoperability, Database Management System, phpMyAdmin, MySQL Server, Data Redundancy, Middleware
To cite this article
Wisdom Kwami Takramah, Wisdom Kwasi Atiwoto, Student Database System for Higher Education: A Case Study at School of Public Health, University of Ghana, American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, pp. 23-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ajsea.20150402.11
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