DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ANNUAL NYSC PET PROJECT
This project work is aimed at documenting
the NYSC pet project information for the purpose of future record and access.
Where by each new NYSC crop member can review any past work done by other past
crops members. Nigerian University students are sent on a one year National youth
service corps after their graduation from the university. The listforwarded by
universities to NYSC Headquarter is registered for the purpose of sending
call-up letter to the students and thereafter, does a presentable hand work project
to be submitted to the committee, this research is to design andimplement an
automated system for NYSC pet project registration. This will be of immense
benefit to the administrators of the NYSC program as it will beeasier to sort
out list from a particular university. Also, the system willenable proper
documentation of graduates that participated in NYSC pet project program in a
given year. The implementation of the automated system was carried out using Visual
Basic and MS Access.
NYSC pet project is and annual program organized by the NYSC among the corps
members of each service year. A project that will be done and presented by each
and every respective person or group of the NYSC corps members, as a community
development service (CDS) project to that community project. The realities of
today requires that Corps Members MUST acquire peculiar skills like Innovation,
stakeholder analysis, fund raising, etc through active use of your weekly 8
hours for Personal Community Development Project. This will serve as a service
learning platform for honing your skills and establishing your interest in a
particular field.The Community Development Service (CDS) is aimed at harnessing
the skills, creativity and innovativeness of Corps members. Corps members are
expected to identified the needs of their host communities and mobilise members
of their host communities to embark on the projects.
Through this programme, many Corps members were able
to construct bridges, health care centres, classroom blocks, market stalls,
culverts etc. they had also carried out projects like HIV sensitization, adult
literacy campaign, extra-mural classes for students, road safety campaign etc.
Corps members participate actively in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
through the War Against Poverty (WAP) programme of the scheme.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is an organization set up by the Nigerian
government to involve the country's graduates in the developmentof the country.
There is no military conscription in Nigeria, but since 1973graduates 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."Corp" members are posted to cities far from their city
of origin. They areexpected 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. Thisaction is aimed to bring about unity in the country and to help
youthsappreciate other ethnic groups.There is an "Orientation" period
of approximately three weeks spent in acamp away from family and friends. There
is also a "passing out ceremony"at the end of the year and primary
assignment followed by one month of vacation.
The program has also helped in creating entry level
jobs for a lot of Nigerianyouth. An NYSC forum dedicated to the NYSC members
was recently built to bridge the gap amongst members serving across Nigeria and
also an avenue for coppers to share job information and career resources as
well asgetting loans from the National Directorate of Employment.
Looking at Nigerian, NYSC was created to foster unity
among Nigeria’sabout 250 ethnic groups and to create a sense of nationhood and
selflessservice among young people. There use to be two NYSC batches, namely
batch A and batch B. However, with so many graduates waiting for NYSCcall up,
NYSC now have three batches, batch A, batch B, and batch C.The NYSC programmes
runs for about 12 months and during that period,graduates of Universities and
Polytechnic are deployed to serve in states thatare not their state of origin.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE
NYSC, having so many programs as part of their activities during the service
year of Corp member do not keep track of all there programs secure and
accessible for future use, like the CDS or PET project record of the coppers,
due to that no proper record can be given for the account of the NYSC PET
project done by the members of the Corp. This method of record data processing
reveals a number of problemswhich includes:
• Records to be kept in are often too large,
diversified and complex to be processed manually.
• Most often some names are omitted as a result of manual
• Statistics of yearly NYSC members are hardly correct
as a result of manual calculations
• Project done by coppers are easily forgotten
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE
The objective of this project is to:
1) Design and implement a central database system that
would serveas NYSC database, which will contain information of all the graduates,
all they did during their service year (projects).
2) Capable of generating a corresponding list of
students and their pet project to their community whenever needed.
1.4 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The research work will cover among other things:
1. NYSC Documentation
2. Statistical report of NYSC PET project
3. Analysis on population of the students for NYSC
During the design of this work, much finance was
required and owing to the financial meltdown globally, the research was limited
by finance and henceconcentrated on the available materials within the
This research work is also limited to the
1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF
This study will in many ways promote good management
in NYSC orientation agency. The managerial approach to NYSC registration will
be automated making information processing and decision making easy. Also,this
study will help the institutions to achieve the following:
1.Have a database of all the NYSC coppers both present
and the past
2. Have the activities of the present and the past
NYSC coppers project and community works done by them in person or in group
3.Maintain a high level secured database
1.7 PROJECT REPORT
This project was covered under five stages:
Chapter 1. Deals with the introduction. The background
of the project isdiscussed. The objectives of the project, its significance,
scope, andconstraints are pointed out.A brief history of NYSC.
Chapter 2. Review of literature on NYSC System are
subject matter both their activities and programs by the coppers.
Chapter 3. Discusses system Investigation and
Analysis. It deals withdetailed investigation and analysis of the existing
system and problemidentification.
Chapter 4. Treats the system design and implementation
Chapter 5. Summary and conclusion
1.8 DEFINITION OF
NYSC : National Youth ervice corps
NYSC Orientation: NYSC corps members are camped for
three weeks in an NYSC orientation camp where they live a militarylike
CDS: Community Development Service
Passing out: Passing out ceremony is the last stage of
the NYSC scheme.This consists of one or two weeks of events, which ends with a
passing out parade.
Databases: A systematically arranged collection of
computer data,structured so that it can be automatically retrieved or
manipulated. It is alsocalled databank.
Computer Program: This is a set of instruction that
guides the computer onthe action to perform.
Flowchart: This is graphical representation of step by
step by whichcomputer can follow to execute a task.