DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A WEB BASED SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
life in most of our University is diminishing because of some factor. These
limitations of social life have affected some of the students not to know how
to relate in the outside world. In Caritas
University socialism is a
problem. In building a social network website for the University will make the
University to solve the problem of the anti socialism. A social network is a social
structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called
"nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency,
such as friendship,
common interest, financial exchange, dislike,
or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.
1.2 BACKGROUND OF
Caritas University is made up
of four (4) faculties namely:
Engineering with the following departments: Computer,
Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Environmental with the following departments:
Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning and Estate Management.
Management and Social Sciences with the following
departments: Accountancy, Economics, Business Administration, Public
Administration, Political Science, Industrial Relation and Personnel
Management, Mass Communication, Marketing, Banking and Finance.
Natural Sciences with the following departments:
Biochemistry, Computer Science & Information Technology, Industrial
Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics and Microbiology & Biotechnology.
Universities like Caritas, the need for automated method of keeping data has
been there. Software, so many of them has been developed and even sold
worldwide to solve this problem. I have analyzed these software and discovered
that very many of them are inefficient. Students as well has researched and
developed their own software but they could not give or develop error free
software that will assist in result generation, automated course registration
to keep or build a database of results in the University that will facilitate
This problem has been delaying or
delayed the results of graduating or graduated students that has made some of
them not to go for youth service when they ought to or ought to have gone and
has even made some not to have gone at all. To bridge this gap or solve this
problem, there is a need to develop software that is accurate, error free as
the problem has imposed so much stress on both exams and record and the management
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
main objectives of the study are Caritas Social Network while the subsidiary
To Effectively and efficiently
communication of staff and student online
To Reduce pressure on seminars by introducing
To Enhance the University document
To Reduce queue in seeing of lecturers
and head of departments
To Reduce anti Socialism
To Creation of educative groups online
to enhance learning
To Forming reading partners online
To Making new friends online
To Boasting the image of the school
OF THE STUDY
scope of this study is centered on designing and automated and web-based
application for student online communication and reduction of anti socialism.
The system is strictly based on students, management and lecturers
communication and online seminars and suggestion and specially for making of
OF THE STUDY
critically the inefficiencies in the social life of student relationship
presently in Caritas
University, Amorji Nike
Enugu, the need to develop and implement online social network website that
will handle such inefficiencies cannot be over emphasized.
OF THE STUDY
of time and resources are the factors, which prevented the implementation of
this system hosted online.
1.7 DEFINITION OFTERMS/VARIABLES
Convert to computer – based system to install or start using a computer system
to organize, control, or automate something.
deal with somebody or something according to an established procedure
Interaction between two or more person or sending of message from one place to
Connected via computer attached to or available via a central computer or
System: Set of computer components i.e. in
assembly of computer Hardware, Software and peripherals functioning together.
The replacement of human workers by
technology; A system in which a workplace or process has been converted to one
that replaced or ministries human labour with electronic or mechanical
A complex structure, or design www: computer-based network of information
resources that combines text and multimedia. The information on the www can be
accessing and search through the internet, a global computer network.
Any collection of data organized for storage in a computer memory and designed
for easy access by authorized users.
This simply means applying and maintaining changes on a database after data
must have been added, removed or modified
This is a person responsible for maintaining and operating a computer system.
Hypertext Preprocessor (the name is a recursive
acronym) is a widely used, general-purpose scripting language
that was originally designed for web
development to produce dynamic
web pages.: Hypertext Preprocessor is the code used to
link the database to the interface of the website, it is a server code.
It is the server used for designing php, python pages.
Structured query language, it is a code used to query or insert records in a
is a relational database
management system (RDBMS) that runs as a
server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.
is an open source tool written in PHP
intended to handle the administration of MySQL
over the World Wide Web.
CSS: Cascading Style
Sheet is a programming language used in the graphics and fine tuning of the
It is animation software used in doing all the animations in the website.
Dreamweaver: It is the software used in organizing
Fireworks: It is the software used to create or the graphics
and images in the website.