DEVELOPING AN INTERACTIVE STUDENT RECRUITMENT PORTAL FOR UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION IN NIGERIA

O. Oladipupo, J. Daramola, I. Afolabi

Covenant University (NIGERIA)
Institutions of higher learning provide the pool of professional expertise that the industry thrives on. Therefore, there is the need to facilitate a platform that will provide students ready access to available vacancies in the industry. This platform will also facilitate the recruitment of the most qualified candidate for vacant positions. This paper reports the design and implementation of a web-based interactive portal for students recruitment. The system enables cooperate in Nigeria to publicly advertise their vacancies for the interested students to apply online. Based on different job requirements, the system facilitates on-line assessment and selection of the most qualified candidates for job and internship placements. A preliminary evaluation of the interactive recruitment portal reveals that relevant stakeholders consider it usable and viable for university-industry cooperation.