The national youth service corps (NYSC) is an organization set by the Nigerian government to involve the country’s graduates in the development of the country. The aim of this work is to Design and Implementation of Management Information System for NYSC, Anambra State, the researcher designed this program to eliminate the problems associated with manual handling of information at the Orientation Camp such as: data redundancy, time wastage etc. the methodology adopted was Object Oriented Analysis and Design Methodology (OOADM). The Design and Implementation was carried out using the top down software development approach. The tools used to implement this project are VB.Net and SQL Server. The program was finally completed, tested and works well to replace the problems of the existing system.
1.1 Background of the
national youth service corps (NYSC) is an organization set by the Nigerian
government to involve the country’s graduates in the development of the
country. There is no military conscription in Nigeria, but since 1973 graduates
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, corps members are posted to cities far from their city of origin.
They are expected 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. This action is aimed to bring
about unity in the country and to help youth appreciate other ethnic groups. (Aneke,
is an orientation period of approximately three weeks spent in a camp away from
family and friends. After the orientation process corps members are posted to
the areas of primary assignment. There is also a passing out ceremony at the
end of the year. The program has also helped in creating entry-level jobs for a
lot of Nigerian youths. An NYSC forum dedicated to NYSC members was recently built
to bridge the gap amongst members serving across Nigeria and also serves as an
avenue for corps members to share job information and career resources as well as
get loans from the national directorates of employment. (Sargeanuts, 2013).