Bingham University Applicant Portal: Matriculation Number Automation!

Written by Mfawa Alfred Onen on . Posted in Projects

This week we have decided to automate the Matriculation number generation of the Registry unit by creating a module that plugs into the existing Applicants Portal. A RESTFul API has been proposed to unify all the applications running on Bingham Operating System (Codename: Bingham OS). The Matriculation number module is currently at alpha 1 stage with the ability to assign a Matriculation number to an admitted applicant/candidate and generate a summary of allocated Matriculation numbers by departments for official use thanks to CodeIgniter.

We intend to finalize the decision and the direction of the proposed RESTFul API before the end of next week by the Grace of God. So until then, this has been another blog article from Bingham ICT team.

Mfawa Alfred Onen

Bingham University – A Post UTME experience

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We have just concluded the first Post UTME testing exercise which started on 28th to 29th of July 2011. The records generated from the Bingham Applicants Portal was 99% accurate and it solved the problems encountered during previous Post UTME examination. A major bug that was immediately fixed was an issue with the CSV export system which omits the choice of course made by the applicants. The choice of course made it easier to sort the result of the Post UTME examination into various department. The Total Number of Applicants examined was 544.

In conclusion, we have had great success with Bingham Applicants Portal and Codeigniter in particular for making it very easy to add features on the go.

Mfawa Alfred Onen

Bingham University Applicant Portal: Break Even Point Reached!

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After About two and half weeks, The Bingham Applicant portal has held up really well and have just reached the Break even point (what was spent has been recovered). This is a good time for us since we can actually monitor the profit made from the system. Even though some tweaks and features have to be added for the next version, we can conclude that the system was not a failure regarding all the negative traction it attracted before launch. As usual I will get back to you as the system evolves, so let me have you comments.

Bingham University Applicant Portal
http://www.applicants.binghamadmission.com

Bingham University Applicant Portal: Codeigniter to the rescue

Written by Mfawa Alfred Onen on . Posted in Projects

We have just launched the Bingham University Applicant Portal which uses Codeigniter 2.0 as its core. Some custom build plugins and helpers was develop to handle the customized behaviour of the portal. Over the coming weeks, I will be blogging about challenges faced during implementation, bug fixes and addition of features. A huge thumbs up to the codeigniter community for making a solid PHP framework that stands out in it’s own unique way.

Bingham University Applicant Portal
http://applicants.binghamadmission.com
Codeigniter
http://www.codeigniter.com