C. F. Ajike, G. Alegbeleye, Y. Babalola, E. Madukoma


Records are information assets because they reflect an organization's accumulated intellectual resources. Records must be efficient and reliable in order for an organization to make sound decisions. Despite the important role played by records management, researchers agree that many organisations, including educational institutions, pay little attention to the management of records. Hence, this paper examined the influence of institutional factors on student records management practices in South-West Nigerian University registries. Survey research design was employed for this study. Set of structured questionnaire on institutional factors and student records management practices of selected Federal, State and Private Universities in South-West, Nigeria were self-administered for the collection of the primary data. In order to get a valid sample, a group of 380 registry personnel’s were analysed. Pilot study was carried out to test the validity and reliability of the research instrument using Cronbach Alpha reliability test. The data collected were analysed using inferential statistics. The findings of this study revealed that institutional factors (β=0.194, t (291) = 3.376, p < 0.05) had a positive and significant influence on student records management practices in in South-West Nigerian University registries. This study concluded that institutional factors had significant effect on student records management practices, and the study recommends that it is imperative for South-West Nigerian University registries to improve on their records disposition practice by giving serious consideration to issues related to disposing of records especially degaussing and shredding methods for destroying electronic records


Institutional factors, Records management, University registries, Records creation practices, educational institutions

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