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Can You Build A Result Checking Portal For A School?

A sch wants someone to design pins for her students to access their results at home instead of coming to the schl esp 4 WAEC & NECO results that is, each student has a pin each with wc he/she can kno her results when it is out. I kno someone in the house can get d job. call asap me on 080 5857 5990 or akin_kng@yahoo.com to link u up. If u can do it well; u'll get paid for it.

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check this site www.schooleasyonline.com. I think it should be close to ur need or customized to ur requirement

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Guy there is always a way in solving a problem, if all you want is a portal to display the school internal or external result you have successfully made the right choice as we have a solution a school management software with an on-line portal for student parent to check their child's result from any where and financial details etc.

For more details please contact

Mr. Yusuf on

Tel: 08035829226

Email: reachyusuf@yahoo.com

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This is as easy as implementing any access control feature. Restricting access based on login credentials, in this case say the pins and student names.

The same way you are able to login to read emails even when thousands or even millions have their emails on the same database.

Will hopefully advice (if need be) anyone willing to handle the project as my firm cannot do so due to other on going projects.

It may even be simpler and cheaper for the school to just provide the relevant pins directly to parents (and ultimately to students as some parents may not be computer literate so will still rely on their children to access the results) rather than printing and distributing scratch cards (just cost implications).

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My unreserve apologies again 2 those who got my layman's terms misleading. You dnt hav 2 access WAEC & NECO DB to get the stdts results to them. Just sm1 dt can create pins or wteva 4 d students who are in schl to get their results.

Meanwhile, the WAEC & NECO stds who are registered dont hav their cards; the schl does. The schl access it, prints and use 4 evaluation/assessment.

The thing the webmaster needed to do now is to create pins for the internal results so that their parents can access the results at home.

I think this is clearer now.

Once more, kindly 4giv ur broda.

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I think this is what people that seek attention do all the time. They try to slander people so they look good, sorry you have failed.

I doubt if people have been bidding for this project on this thread so I don't know where the guy got the idea that someone may collect the contract while people are arguing.

But for abhosts that provided information that NECO/WAEC actually send master copy of results to all schools the general impression has been that people check their results online using the NECO/WAEC portal.

If according to abhosts all schools have access to the original results then any school can develop a result checking portal.

If otherwise, then any result checking portal will have to go through NECO/WAEC database and it will not be free or possible without an understanding with NECO/WAEC and in this case all the issues that people have pointed out remain valid.

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i think i get a clearer picture now.but y did u mention NECO and WAEC b4!u sure got peeps confused.so it's like a website for the school like some universities are doing now.apology accepted ooo!

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@nduaj

Mind you we are here to learn and share our views on interesting topics like this. Most of us here are not here for contracts. It would be nice if you can add your own view.

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webmasters @ nairaland

you guys are skilled @ chasing shadows instead of the substance. Where did all this talk about NECO and WAEC come up from and took away thereall substance of this tread? you people will be here arguing blindly about interfacing NECO, JAMB, TOFEL, GMAT, PHD , etc and someone else will collect the job under una nose.

The guy tat posted this clearly expalined wat he meant wen he said NECo and WAEC but una no wan hear, just keep arguing about wat dosnt matter.

please can we gett back to the main issue and leave shadows?

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Thanks for the explanation. Was not sure if WAEC had advanced to having a web service offering schools the ability to get the information directly from the WAEC files.

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I am highly flabbergasted by the position most webmasters have taken towards this topic. I cannot help but suspect that most of the contributors to this thread probably had their secondary education outside Nigeria.

The Fact is that WAEC Usually sends a Master copy of results to all secondary schools, since they (the schools) are the ones responsible for the issuance of Statement of Result to the students. The online result checker is just a recent development and is meant to compliment the old methods. It is only the private WAEC exam (external) that results are gotten exclusively on the online portal. So the issue of gaining access to WAEC’s database does not arise.

The school probably wants all its manual WAEC data (old and current) put into a database, and make it accessible to all its graduate students at a fee. This should be a straightforward task.

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leoleo,

YIM me at udotot25. Even if I am online, leave an IM nonetheless. I will give you all the information you need from there.

Thanks,

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@2cent

Can i have your person contact, like mobile no.

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i my dear developer, my own contribution here is that it possible but one need an API and Mailbox protocol to write the

"mailbox-based scheme for designing flexible and adaptive message delivery protocols in mobile agent (MA) systems. The scheme associates each mobile agent with a mailbox while allowing the decoupling between them, i.e., a mobile agent can migrate to a new site without bringing its mailbox. By separating the concerns of locating the mailbox of a mobile agent and delivering a message to the agent, we obtain a large space of protocol design with flexibility. Using a three-dimensional model based on the scheme, we have developed a taxonomy of MA communication protocols, which not only covers, as special cases, several known MA message delivery protocols, but also allows for the design of new ones well suited for various application requirements. We describe such an efficient and adaptive protocol derived front the model. The protocol guarantees reliable delivery of messages to mobile agents. We analyze the design trade-offs and performance of the protocol, using an analytic model as well as extensive simulation experiments."

ur's

kamsik

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tundewoods:

Probably not. Read the 2 mottos up top again. Also, I am not saying those who would need 3rd-party access would be getting the data for free. They still pay per transaction. I once worked on a project that enables Georgia drivers to renew their licenses online (https://services.georgia.gov/dmvs/splash.jsp). The company I worked for at the time charged 25 cents per transaction. Pretty small amount. However, multiply that by the millions of drivers and it adds up. NECO/WAEC could so same. Then the site that wants access could pay WAEC/NECO, say, 50kobo per transaction then turn around, transfer the cost to the user and charge the user N1 per transaction.

Why would anyone be willing to go through that school's website as opposed to NECO/WAEC's directly? For the same reason some choose to go to Mr. Biggs (more expensive) over cooking at home (cheaper) - convenience.

broadcode:

based on your argument above, one could also argue that by allowing my former employer to access the georgia driver database, that nefarious individuals could have ceased the opportunity to alter adverse drivers records. This hasn't happened to-date, since 1999. Besides, I state again, you don't know what you are saying for a fact. Could you be right? Sure. But you could also be wrong. It's 50-50. Similarly, I haven't heard anything bad happen with respect to flashcash, etc.

Let's not let the "This is Nigeria" bug bite and infect us. Again, there are many things which people said couldn't be done in Nigeria but which are thriving now. Let's think positively please.

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The ability to implement what you are saying is not in doubt and it is not the wahala. The problem is that on this particular project the sponsoring bank and NECO/WAEC are only interested in the scratch cards because they are in this to make money otherwise the service could as well be free.

Until we get to a stage where website owners understand better what works and what doesn't work on the web it will be a long ride.

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@ My2Cents

This is not about being paranoid Ok,This is Nigeria !If only you know the Millions of Naira NECO,WAEC and JAMB makes from their scratch cards i guess you would have a different opinion.

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tundewoods (and all others with a similar viewpoint on this issue),

The current Adidas motto is "Impossible is Nothing". Diaspora or not, just because it may (I stress, "may" because, you do not categorically know for a fact that NECO/WAEC will say no. You are merely speculating. Again, I stress, you don't know this for a fact. Until you go speak to someone there and they indeed say no, making assumptions/statements based on a past experience you may have had with someone else is not the right way to go) not be done doesn't mean it can't be done.

Every organization has the right to be paranoid about who they let access their system. Having said that, if you use the right words, explain things in a way that even a lay man will understand and if you just so happen to speak to the right person and/or someone at NECO/WAEC who is able to see light at the end of the tunnel, you never know what one might accomplish.

Think about it this way - I wasn't in Nigeria when the web dev boom began. However, I am willing to bet that there were those who said it would never succeed because of lack of light, training materials, etc.

Remember, Adidas says, "Impossible is Nothing". Nike says, "Just Do It"

As always, my 2 cents.

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@ Broadcode

My Allah bless you infinitely for speaking the honest truth and trying to show these folks the light.

I honestly wonder if all these folks saying that it is possible to interface into NECO or WEAC website are actually facing reality that this is Nigeria and not Diaspora.

I can bet with my Grandma that they(NECO or WAEC) will never allow 3rd party websites to interface or access there database in a 100 years from Now.

The best thing you can do is to tow along Afam's suggestion,however why go through all that stress when the students can simply access their results from the NECO or WAEC website themselves.

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Let's face reality here and not waste time. This is Nigeria and as Afam as said WAEC or NECO WILL NOT give rights on it database to a third party because of the money an[b]d most especially the precarious nature that comes with it. [/b]

Tunde

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Hello Akin,

I am glad to tell you my company have implemented that system. Pls check our website @ www.excellonsystems.com.

Our approach to the implementation is to develop a one month free demo/beta version, which the school can use free for that period, then if they are satisfy we will do the system deployment.

Akin, should in case you need to have a more personal discussion with us pls use the address at the website to contact us preferrably in person. Thanks

Regards,

Moyin

080-89897798

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@my2cents,

We are talking Naija here my friend.

The person in charge of the project may not even understand what you are talking about let alone the person trying to convince NECO.

Na the money for the scratch card NECO and the sponsoring bank dem they after.

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i think the question should be 'has WAEC/NECO started selling second party access to outsiders'.

except u want to post a link abi,

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Afam,

I could argue that by allowing access to their DBs, NECO would actually make money in the process:

While I was still at AutoTrader, a similar situation arose where it was argued that by allowing users access to our API via a gadget, we would lose the money we would have made by the user coming directly to the search form (ads-wise). So we came up with a way to monetize the gadget - we logged each call to our data and charged the person accessing our data a nominal fee (I don't know what it was, but it was very small, from what I gathered). Now, per transaction, this amount is small, but when you add, in the case of AutoTrader, millions of hits, it adds up.

Back to NECO, perhaps they could try a similar approach. To me, it all depends on who is saying what to whom. I have discovered that if you can convince a business person they can make money from a venture, they will most likely go for it. I do understand/respect the fact that doing this in the Nigerian context may be the difficult hurdle to overcome though, especially if for instance, NECO doesn't maintain accurate records of their log files.

As always, my 2 cents.

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This is a money making venture for NECO so any idea of getting free access to the database is a waste of time.

Here is what the school could do. Buy scratch cards and retrieve the results of the students in the school and feed same to the schools database, that way the students may not need to buy scratch cards to access their results on NECO website.

The information needed has a price tag and once the price is paid every other thing becomes easy.

Things are a whole lot easier than they seem.

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APIs.

Neco or waec may be wary of providing public APIs because of security concerns

a crude way is to do http post for the username file and pwd and using a data scraping method to retrieve the relavant information required. if they use a turing code, then this will not be possible.

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I have a question for you please @Akin / @Poster. How do you intend to have the result information made available on the site?? Does the teacher want to type in the information and then have the students log in to see their score? or is it that WAEC has a web service( provides a sort of feed that schools can access for this information), that he/she knows of and would like to consume? I mean it is an easy task but I would like to know how this information will be obtained for the site please. Is that information available or would the developer have to come up with a best way for such??

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Want sm1 dat can let her studentd access their results. I hope that's clear enof.

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Okay Akin,

Have you found someone for the job already? I would be nice if you can state clearly what your client really wants in the right words now?

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I'm sorry Guys. 4 nt using d professional terms/xplanations as xpected. Don't get confused. I don't xpect those who kho 2 get off course because of a layman's desciption.

Seun, u sed smtin abt swindling or so. That sounds insulting & d least I xpect 4rm U.

Cheers

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@bashtech,

Please don't quote me wrong. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE IN PROGRAMMING!!! I didn't say it is not possible to design something like that, but it requires advanced scripting programming efforts on the part of the developer and it wouldn't be cost effective for the school.

I have worked on a project similar to this during some research works,  softwares like that are sometimes called MOBILE AGENTS,  but it wasn't easy at all.

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@tundewoods, @broadcode ,

It is very much possible to design a portal that can be used to check neco/waec results, it is not the issue of accessing neco or weac database at all, is the issue of designing a portal with gateway concept that has ability to validate the neco/waec pins from their site, retrieve the results, displayed it in your portal, from then it can be further manipulated, I mean students can then used a second generated pin for your portal to enable them forward, view results multiple times (unlike neco/weac, which I think you can only check 5 times), send to your mobile phones etc.

webmasters, this is possible, am not saying I gonna do it, but I have seen alot of it, once you have an access code to a particular site, you can of course access database from there, bring back to your portal database and manipulate it.

The web technology to be used is very much similar with shopping cart systems, you transact in one website, payment, credit validation done via ssl behind another websites, but all taking place within your portal without the client knowing exactly what is happening at the background.

Also very much similar with PHISHING, you enter pin in one website, validation will take place from the GENUINE (Original website), then later you will be taking to a FAKE website to do wish of the hackers or the website hijackers.

Anyway, I don't know much about web design, but am learning.

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@Poster,

You have to be careful of some webmasters on here. Accessing WAEC & NECO database from another site is not easy as it seems because I dont think WAEC or NECO can give out rights on its database to an "OUTSIDER". You need the right to access their database before you can design your portal to access their's.

Take your time, get a demo and make sure it meets your requirement before paying anyone.

Tunde

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@ Poster are you at all sure of what exactly "Your Client" wants or requires ?

If i may quote your post you said.

My brother it is absolutely impossible for a second party website to have access to and interface into the NECO or WAEC database.

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thank you oooo!

and wot do u mean by if it is done well ,u will be paid.are u tryin to swindle somebody or wot?

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depends on how much you are willing to pay, i could build it including the website if they don't already have one. but i gotta know the price before i get the job done.

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Hey Akin,

You are confusing things there. Students now check their WAEC & NECO results on the internet with the use of scratch card pins and the students dont need to go to the school for their results anymore. But if the school needs a portal on which students can login to check their SCHOOL RESULTS and also have a student's area where they can do online registration and all sorts, that would be better.

We can develop a portal for the school and we need to know exactly what the school needs, where the school is located and if they have a website running or not.

Hope to read from you soon.

Tunde

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