One of the largest investments in many organizations is the creation, maintenance and retrieval of information. It was been estimated that in an organization such as a tertiary educational community, information is highly essential for correct student’s record and examination data. Student information that is not properly created and stored will cause many errors. Nearly every section of educational system requires information processing. It is fortunate that all education institutions in the developing world, such as universities, colleges of education and polytechnics in Nigeria still operate under the manual method of record keeping and computation of Grade Point Average (GPA) and this method is highly prone to errors.
The errors associated with the existing manual method of processing students result in most colleges of education in Nigeria, including federal college of education in Osiele, Abeokuta, make it not only desirable but imperative that computerized approach used to the full in measuring students’ progress. With the use of computers for information processing, the following are possible instant access to students’ personal and course information, instant student information updating, automatic computation of the Grade Point Average (GPA), generation of the graduating list, monitoring of failed courses, keeping an up-to-date record of entire student body in the institution, storing course code curse description or title, course unit and scores for the purpose of GPA computation and p[reducing user-friendly data entry screen for ease of use.
Since the inception of federal colleges of education Osiele, Abeokuta in 1976, the colleges operate with five schools namely: school of science, school of art and social science, school of language, school of vocational education and school of education.
All of which having student enrollment increasing every year, right from the inception of this great institution. Due to increasing number of student in each school of the institution, computation of the student’s GPA has been a very difficult task. Therefore because of this problems and errors arising from using the manual result processing system, a software-computerized result processing system becomes inevitable: the benefit accruable from the computer based cannot be over emphasized.