Authors : A.W. Osazuwa and S.C. Chiemeke
Abstract: The aim of this research, is to evaluate the critical factors that may enhance the successes and failures encountered after implementation of the student information systems within 4 universities (two private and two public), in Edo State, Nigeria. The 4 schools used for this study are University of Benin, Ambrose Alli University, Benson Idahosa University and Igbinedion University. This study was carried out using a user-centered post-implementation review exercise on the critical areas of usage of student information system. An online questionnaire was designed using Macromedia dreamweaver, PHP and Mysql to gather data from the users of the system. Analysis of data gathered was carried out using SPSS 10 and the statistics that was used is factor analysis in assessing the thirty identified system�s attributes. Four factors were identified amongst the thirty scaled items and all 4 factors are necessary for true measurement in implementing Student Information System (SIS) when tested using Cronbach�s alpha scale reliability with an overall output (total alpha) of 0.87. The total percentage variance accumulated by the 4 factors was 63.80%. This, however, indicates that the remaining 37.20% are extraneous variables, which could be attributed to many environmental factors such as management support, maintenance, accuracy, power supply and network connectivity.
A.W. Osazuwa and S.C. Chiemeke , 2008. Factor Analysis of Post-Implementation Review of Student Information Systems in Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 3: 352-358.