DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED POPULATION CENSUS MONITORING SYSTEM A CASE STUDY OF NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION, ENUGU

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of the study was to design and implement a computer- based population monitoring system for Enugu State.

        The researcher critically analyzed the existing census system to sort out the bottlenecks hindering the effective census computation. He went further to design the new system which is capable of solving the census problem within a twinkle of an eye using the computerized identity card.

        Above all, he crowned his ability by writing a well tested program which is capable of calculating the zone, printing out the total of each local government area with the largest and the smallest population.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgements

Abstract

Table of contents

List of tables

List of figures

CHAPTER  ONE THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING

Introduction

Statement of the problem

The purpose of the study

Aims and objectives

The scope of the study

The limitations

The assumptions

Definition of terms

CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPTER THREE DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE

EXISTING SYSTEM

Fact finding methods

Objectives of the existing system

Input, process, output analysis

The problem of the existing system

Justification of the existing system.  

CHAPTER IV DESIGN OF THE STUDY

Computerized census ID Card.

Age Distribution

 Birth rate and death rate

Migration

Input specification and design

Output specification and design

System requirements.

CHAPTER IMPLEMENTATION

Post census arrangements

Pseudocodes

Documentation

CHAPTER VI RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION

BIBLOGRAPHY

APPENDICES

Source program

Output.

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 age groups and percentages……………

Table II sample birth death rate………………..

LIST OF FIGURES

Fig.  1      Organizational structure

Fig. 2      Procedure chart

Fig.  3      Program flowcharts

CHAPTER ONE

THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING

INTRODUCTION

Population census is a total process of collecting, compiling and publishing demographic economic and social data pertaining at a special time, to all persons in a state or country (United Nation, 1958). It is essential to note that census does not mean just counting the number of people, but collecting a whole range of demographic economic and social statistics.

        The census process may take three forms ie. The manual, the computerized and the semi-computerized process. The manual process is the movement of enumeration from house to house, street to street and even town to town counting people. The acquired data are summarized or summed up manually to give the actual census. The computerized process is just the issuing of identity card and computer numbers. Each card contains marital status, state of origin, ages sex, occupation etc. each time census is to be taken, the information on these cards are slotted into the computer and computed without moving from house to house.

The semi-computerized process is the combination of the manual and computerized process. Information is acquired manually by moving from house to house and data acquired is then added up using the computerized method. This method is recently employed by the National population census in Nigeria. This was used during the 1991 census.

        The emphasis on this study computerized population monitoring census system of Enugu state is on the semi-computerized and computerized process. The onset of technological revolution proved the need for employing scientific and technological device to most aspects of human activities.

        The absolute manual process of census computation practices in those days gave rise to unreliable, insufficient and approximate figures. This researcher’s belief is already given way to a more sufficient trusted mechanized process of collecting and computing satisfied data.

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED POPULATION CENSUS MONITORING SYSTEM A CASE STUDY OF NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION, ENUGU