Computerized examination registration and delivery system

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University of Dar es Salaam
The study aimed at computerizing the operations of National Examination Councils of Tanzania (NECTA). It was leant that Computer Aided Examination Systems (CAES) have became increasingly important in education in recently years because of the advancement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in general. During the study, it was recognized that IT would solve most of NECTA problems from candidate registrations, administration of various activities like grading, score processing, certificate issuing, secure storage of candidate information for future usages, and delivery of examinations. It was identified that NECTA system of storage relied on flat files systems that had poor update, deletion, and retrieval functionality. The relational database management system was recommended during the development of registration system as a remedy to the problems associated with old flat file database. The study reviewed various expert shells available in the market and identified the FastTest Pro as one of the best system that can be customized to run the CAES within NECTA. It was discovered that there is an unexploited opportunity of delivering NECTA examinations by using personal computers. The research further developed a prototype of an administration and delivery system from the FastTest Pro system shell. Also a prototype of a relational database system (to replace the flat file system) was designed and developed while implemented by access database management system. A recommendation was made that NECTA should improve its network infrastructure to enable and enjoy sharing of information within departments.
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Computerized, system, registration
Machange, M.S.(2008) Computerized examination registration and delivery system, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam.