Records Management Practices in Nigerian Public Universities: The Challenges

Jika Saidu Muhammad, Endang Fitriyah Mannan, Babagana Ibrahim Farashi

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This study examined records management practices in public universities of Nigeria. A qualitative research using single case study approach with semi-structured interview technique was used to extract data from 14 stakeholders in records and information management regarding the research topic. Software for qualitative research analysis ATLAS-ti 7.0 was used to aid the data analysis. The result of the study among others shows that, RIM is predominantly conducted manually in the university with a lot of challenges. Various circumstances have contributed to these challenges; the most prominent among these is lack of standard RIM policy to guide and control records and information management, consequently, records and information are being handled disproportionately. This situation necessitates the stakeholders in RIM to call for the need for the university to put in place a uniform system that can regulate how information is being used and manage in accordance with the aims and objectives of the university. However, the study recommends that, there should be efficient manpower planning to take care of the manpower shortage and staff training in records and information management. Enacting a realistic information management policy to guide and control records and information management in the university among others is also recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalLibrary Philosophy and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Education
  • Electronic Document
  • Information Management
  • Nigerian Universities
  • Public Universities
  • Records Management


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