DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ONLINE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING FUND PAYMENT SYSTEM (ITF)
It is pertinent to say that students are encountering problems in
receiving their industrial training allowance. As a computer science
student, we have to take the lead while others follow. Setting the pace
in everything that has to do with computing is what matters so long as I
am concern. In a bid to put a stop to that, I have decided to develop a
workable website for the school that will enable the students receive
their allowance on any bank of their choice and visit any cybercafé all
over the world, log in and fill the necessary information without having
to go to the school bursary.
What motivated me is the way people travel from far, in other to
receive their allowance and go to the SIWES unit for their cheque
collection instead of receiving their money online. This website is
designed using ASP.NET and dream weaver. It is an interactive website.
And it is intended to provide the services that are mostly needed by the
students for their industrial training allowance. The students will now
be in a better position to receive their money and bank will submit to
the industrial training fund headquarter and/or institution the print
out of the total number of students whom they have credited their
account for confirmation. Therefore the purpose of this project is to
design a system that will improve the speed of processing the rate at
which problem solving is achieved and eliminating completely the
problems encountered in the manual system of Industrial Training Fund
payment, whereby project will help the students to collect their money
without the risk of transporting from their various places of attachment
down to school. Also to convert the manual system of ITF payment,
ascertain the payment and the schools and so on, into a computerized
Industrial Training program was introduced under the National policy
by the federal government in the year 1973/74 and supervised by the
National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). It is a training a
student undergoes in the field of his/her course of study in other to
acquires more knowledge and be more practical.
The students industrial work experience scheme (SIWES) is a skill
training program that is designed by the federal government to expose
and prepare students of university, Polytechnic and colleges of
education for industrial work situation that they might likely meet
before or after graduation. Before the establishment of the scheme was a
growing concern among our industrialists that graduates of our
institutions of higher learning lacked adequate practical background
studies preparatory for employment in industries.
The main objective of the program is to bridge the gap between
theories and practical by making it possible for students to get
themselves exposed to real jobs and actual job situations and
environments. It is therefore an important and mandatory component of
training in the accredited disciplines or courses like Computer science,
Engineering, Geology, and Agricultural Sciences, etc.
1.1 BACKGROUND HISTORY OF FEDERAL COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ISHIAGU
The federal college of agriculture, Umudike now at Ishiagu as the
training wing of national root crop research institute situated at
Umudike, in Abia State. She still trains staff of NRCRI in Advance
Certificate, National and Higher Diplomas.
The relocation of the college to Ishiagu in1993 made way for the
establishment of federal university of Agriculture now Micheal Opera
university of Agriculture, Umudike.
Ishiagu being the new location is quite suitable for academic and
agricultural work. Presently, the college occupies an area of 200
Aims and Objectives
The college will aims at excelling in every aspect of Agriculture and
capacity building of middle level manpower (ND and HND) in practical
and theoretical Agriculture. It has the under listed objectives for
efficient performance and achievement of the target.
To develop and run training programmed that can produce self-reliant
agriculture technologies and technicians for the agricultural industry. M
To meet NBTE accreditation standards, expand and diversify programmed
that are cost effectives.
To maintain a close link industries related to agriculture and ensure
that our products meet their needs. This will provide adequate SIWES
places and opportunities for some employment to our student in the
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
Since the history of Federal College of Agriculture, which has
several departments, the school has undergo several problems, which
delay in paying ITF allowances which is be done manually.
We need a set of simple and consistent principles to govern the
arrangements for the computerization of projects conducted or completed
under the Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP) and
General Support Programme (GSP) of the Innovation and Technology Fund
(ITF). This manual system of paying ITF allowances has led to different
problems such as:
v Prone to human error/typographical error
v Unnecessary delay in the payment of students and supervisor allowance
v Difficulties of students in getting placement
v Inadequate supervision
v Non-signing of necessary materials like students’ log book at their places of attachment
v Risk of transporting from students place of attachment down to their various schools for collection of their allowance.
v This research work was embarked upon to achieve certain aims which
this study will attempt critically to exhaust the subject of this study.
1.3 AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The aims/objectives of this study is to set and control standards of
excellence and effectiveness in and offer direct training of
professionals, technicians, technologists and entrepreneurs to meet the
human resource needs for rapid industrialization and sustainable
economic development of Nigeria, relying on a corp of highly motivated
and competent professional staff using best of breed training techniques
and modern technology.
The objectives/aims are as follows:
Ø Provision of an avenue for students in institutions of higher
learning to acquire industrial skills and experience in their approved
course of study.
Ø Prepare students for the industrial works situation which they are likely to meet after graduation.
Ø It expose students to work methods and techniques in handling equipment and machinery not available in their institutions.
Ø Provide students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in
real work situation thereby bridging the gap between theory and
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The significance of this research work is to provides a reliable and
efficient platform for implementing e-payment directly to the account of
the approved participating students.
v To ensure adequate funding of the scheme.
v Students taking part in the students industrial work experience
scheme (SIWES) are aware of the objectives for which it was established
primarily on issue of relating theory to practice. They were usually
eager to take part in the scheme because it offers the students learning
experiences which cannot be directly gained in the class room.
v Establish siwes and accredit siwes unit in the approved institutions.
v Formulate policies and guideline for participating bodies and
institutions as well as appointing siwes co-coordinators and supporting
However, this package will be of good use to all students,
supervisors and ITF officers and directors because it will saves time
when information is be retrieved.
1.5 SCOPE OF STUDY
The researcher is concerned with an online industrial training
payment system. It cover all the operations of SIWES department of the
institution which is the case study. It deals with the ITF e- payment
allowances, supervision of students, online filling of log- books.
1.6 ORGANIZATION OF STUDY
Chapter two reviews the related literature under the following
sub-headings: industrial training fund, the review of the site, online
students industrial training fund, industrial training fund(ITF) new
mode of payment, etc.
Chapter three handles the system methodology analysis and design as
follows: introduction, the user interface, hardware and software
requirements, user documentation, system backup, system maintenance,
Chapter four is concerned with the system implementation and programming.
Chapter five comprises of summary, conclusion and recommendation.
1.7 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
There are some limitations or constraints confronting this study, they are as follows
· TIME: I have a very little time to carry
out this research this was the fact that I combine the research work
with my academic studies. You can agree with me that time constraints is
one of the limitations I experience while carry out this research work.
· FINANCE: however, finance is another
constraint I experience while carry out this research. The inadequate of
finance to carry out this research slow down the research work. Despite
the limitations every effort was geared towards accomplishing this
1.8 DEFINITION OF TERMS
A collection of different files in a specialized way for easy retrieval and update.
An electronic device capable of performing computations and making
logical decisions as speeds of times faster than human beings can.
It is a means of computer-based communication in which an electronic letter is sent to one or more recipient.
These are the physical components of the computer.
This is the page displayed each time web browser is opened.
It used to describe all programs that are written in a particularly computer installation and their associated documents.
It is a set of instructions, which enables particular processes to be performed by a computer.
This provides the user with a number of options and a simple means of selecting between them.
This is a field of usual computing, where one utilizes computers both
to generate visual images synthetically and to integrate or alter
visual and spatial information samples from the real world. This
involves the use of pictures, diagrams, graph, line drawing, animated