Software Engineering

ISSN Online: 2376-8037 ISSN Print: 2376-8029

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Volume 1, Issue 3, November 2013

  • Authors: Nicholas Aigbobhiose Esene, Simeon Ozuomba, Constance Kalu

    Abstract: Over the last few decades, the quality of education in Nigeria has declined leading to unacceptable low academic performance, high level of functional illiteracy, growing population of unemployable graduates. This paper presents Community Informatics Social E-learning Network (CISEN) that uses a community-based approach to identify and address the challenges facing education in the various communities across Nigeria. The CISEN uses an online GeoHubNet Community Structure (GCS) to organize the geo-communities in the various states of Nigeria. The CISEN focuses on bringing together the stakeholders in each local community to create awareness, identify issues pertaining to education, develop appropriate educational program that will address the issues raised and improve the quality of education in the local communities. Furthermore, the CISEN provides a framework for evaluation of the academic performance of the pupils and students on a continuous basis. CISEN also has mechanism for impact assessment of the system on the quality of education in those local communities it supports.

    Received: Oct. 10, 2013 Accepted: Published: Nov. 20, 2013

    DOI: 10.11648/ View: Downloads:

  • Authors: Chinedu Pascal Ezenkwu, Simeon Ozuomba, Constance kalu

    Abstract: Community Policing is a policing strategy that aims at creating an atmosphere that promotes police-public partnership in providing proactive and active solutions to crimes in a community. Although, the police-initiated and police-driven community policing pilot project that has been operative in Nigeria for almost a decade now has recorded several success stories, yet the rates of crimes and insecurities in the country keep escalating tremendously. In this paper, Community Informatics Social Network for Facilitated Community Policing (CISN4FCP) is proposed to address the issue. In the proposed CISN4FCP scheme, online GeoHubNet Community Structure (OGCS) is used to organise online geo-communities for local communities in various states in Nigeria. Furthermore, for each online geo-community, an online community hub for facilitated community policing is established. The CISN4FCP is a software intensive system; hence, its development follows a Community Centric Incremental Software Development Methodology (CCISDM). In order to ensure the system usability, sociability and flexibility to changes that may crop up at the later stage of its evolution, an agile Evolutionary Community-Centric Requirement Engineering Process (ECCREP) is adopted for the system development, evaluation and support.

    Received: Oct. 2, 2013 Accepted: Published: Nov. 20, 2013

    DOI: 10.11648/ View: Downloads: