The findings of this study have both theoretical and practical significance. The theoretical significance is hinged on effective management theory. Management theory tries to explain the relationship between workers and the organization towards effective record keeping management. Thus, many management bottleneck/problems facing the Nigerian education system particularly, the secondary education level could be solved through effective management theory and sound record keeping. In Benue State Secondary Education Board (SEB), the same theory could be used to solve the management problem and poor record keeping encountered by school administrators including schools principals for effective record keeping in school system. Practically, the findings of this study will be sound relevant to the following group of persons; principals, teachers, students, secondary school management Board and the entire society. The findings of this study will expose school principals with the best management school records. Consequently the findings will help them shun the falsification of school data.
The result of this study will help teachers appreciate their important position in school records management. This will therefore motivate them to cooperate with the principals in documentation of reliable data for professional growth and quality delivery in school. Similarly, the findings will serve as an eye-opener to teachers even principals on the necessary school information needed to record for office use. The study will also present with students the importance of effective record keeping in the school management thereby, helping them provide necessary and reliable data/information for accurate school documentation.