THE University of Dodoma (Udom) has introduced an online application system (OAS) to enhance efficiency. Udom Senior Systems Administrator Jane Mbuligwe said yesterday that the system was more efficient than a paper application system, saying it automatically sorted out eligible applicants.
“This saves time for application procedures and enhances efficiency in the entire admission process,” said Ms Mbuligwe at the ongoing agricultural exhibition.
Ms Mbuligwe pointed out that previously many students queued for collecting application and admission forms and submitted them to the university every year.
She noted that the paper-based application system was tedious and time consuming to go through each applicant’s data manually, which resulted in delays and inefficiency.
Earlier this year, Udom embarked on an ambitious paperless system and the facility is the first tertiary institution in the country to eradicate the use of papers to record meeting minutes.
Udom Vice-Chancellor, Prof Egid Mubofu, noted that the institution had acquired electronic devices for its council members and senators to use at meetings.
“We plan also to have an electronic payment system instead of cheque payment and an electronic data management system. All this is meant to minimise paper work. By so doing, we’ll the conserve environment,” he said.
Paperless will save money and boost production, save space, make documentation and information sharing easier and keep personal information more secure and conserve the environment.