Assessment of Records Management Practice by Administrative Assistants for Effective Administration of Tertiary Institutions in Ebonyi State
The study assessed records management practices by administrative assistants for effective administration of tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State. The study adopted descriptive survey design with a population of 138 administrative assistants from five public tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State. A 40 item structured questionnaire titled “Assessment of Records Management Practices ARMP ” was used for data collection. The questionnaire was validated by three experts, two from Technology and Vocational Education and one from Educational Foundation, all in Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The reliability of the instrument was done through trial testing and data analysis using Cronbach alpha yielded correlation coefficients of 0.79 and 0.82 for clusters B1 an B2 respectively and an overall coefficient value of 0.80. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation while the hypotheses were tested using Analysis of Variance ANOVA at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed among others that administrative assistants carry out records creation practices while they do not carry out records maintenance storage practices. Based on the findings, the study concluded that more still need to be done to ensure that administrative assistants practice records maintenance storage for effectiveness in administration of tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State. It was recommended among others that administrators of tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State should organize periodical training and re training programmes such as workshops, seminars and conferences for administrative assistants to help them upgrade their knowledge and skills on records maintenance storage practices.
Assessment, Record Management Practices, Administrative Assistants, Administration and Tertiary Institutions
C. C. Okolocha | Umeokafor, Ndidiamaka