Associate Professor Leo C. Chukwu, Nsude Anthony Okolie (PhD)


This study focused on record keeping strategies among male principals in secondary schools in Enugu State. Tow research questions guided the study while two hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. The researcher adopted a census survey research design. The population for the study consisted of 214 male principals which comprised 76 in the urban schools and 138 in the rural schools. There was no sampling because the population was manageable. The instrument for data collection was the researcher developed questionnaire titled “Male Principals School Record Keeping Strategies Questionnaire (MPSRKSQ).” The instrument was validated by three experts in which two of them were from the Department of Educational Management and one from Measurement and Evaluation Unit of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Education.  Internal consistency of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha method in which .81 was obtained for cluster A and .79 for cluster B with an overall reliability index of .80 which made the instrument reliable. The 214 copies of the questionnaire were administered to the male principals by the researcher with the help of two research assistants. Data analysis was done using mean and standard deviation and hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance using t-test. The findings of the study showed that male principals in secondary schools in Enugu State record keeping strategies include monitoring and delegation duties. Another finding shows that there is no significant difference between the mean ratings of male principals in urban and rural secondary schools on the record keeping strategies among male principals in secondary schools in Enugu State in terms of monitoring. Based on the findings of the study, secondary school principals in Enugu State should continue to monitor their teachers in the keeping of records in schools. The principals should ensure that all the relevant records are kept in secondary schools.


Record Keeping, Secondary Schools, Principals, Teachers, Enugu State.

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