Problems Facing Computerization of School Records: A Case Study of Secondary Schools in JOS, Nigeria

Abstract:

The study investigates the problems facing the computerization of records in selected Secondary Schools in Jos and the susceptibility of the prevalent manual processing of data to human errors. Data were collected through the observations made during physical visits to the schools’ computer centers, use of questionnaires and personal interview of some school Information and Communication Technology (ICT) personnel. The respondents were school administrators and ICT personnel. Ten Secondary Schools used included one Federal Government College, one Command Secondary School, owned by the Federal Government, one State Government owned school and seven private schools within Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. The results show that the greatest hindrance to the computerization of academic records in the Schools is inadequate funding.