ICT FOR ACADEMIC RECORDS MANAGEMENTIN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA
Muhammed, Jamiu Oladele, CLN; Olajide, Adebayo Afolabi, CLN; Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, CLN & Aleshinloye, Hassan
Information and communication technologies have been described as ubiquitous and its application in every aspect of organisational endeavour cannot be underestimated. This prompted the research question of how do tertiary institutions use ICTs in the process of record management of students. Descriptive survey design method was adopted sampling one-quarter of the entire population of study. The questionnaire pre-test result yielded an overall reliability coefficient of α = 0.84 above 60% coefficient of determination. The total population was 695, while total sample was 174 with 134 returned questionnaire copies found useful making 74.7 % of the total sample. Research questions and hypotheses were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significant. The findings showed that there was a high level of availability of ICTs resources and a great impact of use of ICT on students’ academic records management. Also, ICTs was found to be highly beneficial when used for students’ academic records management and there are high challenges identified. The study therefore recommended that ICT infrastructures like cloud storage and other relevant software should be enhanced to improve record management.