A Software Application for Colleges of Education Students Results Processing

Emmanuel, B, Choji, D.N


Most educational institutions in Nigeria, such as the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education still operate on the manual method of record keeping and computation of students’ grade point averages (GPA) which is time-consuming and error prone especially when the number of students is large. This paper examines the inadequacies involved in the manual method of calculating Students CGPA (cumulative grade point average) and proposes a solution by developing a software Application to facilitate the automated processing of the results. The software was developed using PHP (Hypertext processor) scripting language and employing MYSQL Relational Database Management System in designing the database. The developed software was tested and found to performed well and produced expected results on completion. With it, it was possible to compute Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for each student based on examination scores entered. The new system has some qualities such as reduction in the cost of processing of information, reduction in time spent in computing GPA and generating transcripts, increase in accuracy and efficiency, and elimination of duplication of effort which makes it superior to the manual system of student record keeping. This new system is flexible and can be modified to suit any kind of student’s record keeping and data processing.

Keywords: Examination Scores, Automated Processing, Cumulative Grade Point Average, Software

Application, Results Grading, Database.

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