Assessing the Impact of Records and Information Management Policy in Nigerian Public Universities: A Qualitative Review

Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2023     |     PP. 10-23      |     PDF (218 K)    |     Pub. Date: March 19, 2023
DOI: 10.54647/isss120277    73 Downloads     53452 Views  

Author(s)

Jika Saidu Muhamad, Gombe State University, Nigeria
Endang Fitriyah Mannan, Airlangga University, Indonesia
Yakubu Attahiru liman, College Library, Federal College of Education (Technical), Nigeria

Abstract
At the organizational level, records and information policy is regarded a key component in regulating and controlling information-related management and operations. However, literature and information from the field show that its structure and responsibilities are somewhat anonymous. Information policy components and other needs necessary for the practical application of information management policy remain underdeveloped, despite the fact that its basic aspects have been addressed in a number of publications. To understand information management policy within an organizational setting better, qualitative research using a case study approach with a semi-structured interview technique was used to elicit data from eleven stakeholders in records and information management which are more credible to answer research questions through the descriptions of roles played by information policy in regulating information management in the university. Qualitative research analysis software ATLAS-ti 7.0 was used to aid the data analysis. The research finding shows that managing records and information in the university is carried out without a standard policy which led to so many inconsistencies in the records and information management process. This situation has presented a vacuum in the circle of information resource management. However, the study recommends that the university should establish an information management policy, especially on information security issues. This policy should be conveyed to employees, documented, and reviewed frequently. Personnel must conform to the policy and any violation of the policy must attract disciplinary actions.

Keywords
Records management, Information management policy, Nigerian universities, Records management policy, Education

Cite this paper
Jika Saidu Muhamad, Endang Fitriyah Mannan, Yakubu Attahiru liman, Assessing the Impact of Records and Information Management Policy in Nigerian Public Universities: A Qualitative Review , SCIREA Journal of Information Science and Systems Science. Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2023 | PP. 10-23. 10.54647/isss120277

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