SCHOOL RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: PANACEA TO QUALITY ASSURANCE IN EDUCATION
Information from school records supports evidence-based management of schools, thereby ensuring quality of education. It improves administrator’s reporting quality to higher levels and help to inform and mobilize support from local stakeholders, while developing practical skills needed to manage and use school records among school administrators, teachers, ministry officials and other staff. There have been wide acclaimed poor standard of education in Nigeria. This may be as a result of inadequate data availability and use in the decision-making process by school administrators and ministry officials,
thereby making the management of schools and educational systems to be unsatisfactory to the public. Creating and managing school records manually has also posed challenges, particularly when school administration changes. In this globalised world, engendered by Information and Communication
Technology (ICT), creating and managing school records for effective and efficient decision-making is facilitated. Previous studies had concentrated on improving the standards of education in diverse ways, but school records have always been a neglected aspect of research. Hence, this research is investigating school records management system as panacea to quality assurance in education in Nigeria.