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Date of this Version

Summer 4-15-2021

Abstract

This study examines the Management of Students’ Academic Records in Institutions of Higher Learning in Nigeria. Qualitative research method and semi-structured interview was adopted. The population of the study comprised twelve (12) record managers dealing with students’ academic records and five participants were selected as sample size because they operate the same procedure in managing their students’ academic records. The study identified type of students’ academic records generated/received, Procedure for organization, arrangement, storage and preservation, retention and disposal as well as challenges associated with management of students’ academic records in Institution of higher Learning in Bauchi State, Nigeria. The findings of the study reveal that there was a problem regarding the management of students’ academic records in institution of higher learning which include: Lack of comprehensive record management policies guideline and standard procedures, inadequate regulatory frame work that will spell out the types of students’ academic record to be generated/received as well as their formats. Inadequate training and re-training of staff, insufficient funding, inadequate power supply and low quality devices used in storage of students’ academic records. The study concluded with recommendations that Institutions of higher Learning in Bauchi State, Nigeria should provide guideline and standard procedures, provision of regulatory framework that will spell out the types of students’ academic records to be received. Train and re-train staff, provide enough funding, provide standard power supply as well as better media used in storage of students’ academic records.

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