AN APPRAISAL OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR’S DATA MANAGEMENT SKILL FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE
Keywords:school administrator, effective management, efficient communication
An appraisal of the role of school administrator in establishing effective management in secondary schools in Enugu State is a research work which delve into the administrator’s (principal) role in secondary schools in Enugu State. The work restricted the roles of an administrator to that of data management in secondary schools in Enugu State to ensure availability of quality, necessary and required data for timely decision making and other purposes. The work concentrated on the concept of data management; types and sources of data; importance of data management; challenges of data management; the role of an administrator in data management; conclusion; the statutory data were outlined to include admission register, log book, school time table, visitor’s book, attendance register among others while non statutory records include: health records, punishment book, staff records. It was recommended that: skilled and experienced personnel are used for data collection, processing and storage; proper attention should be given to data management by school administrator; effective and efficient communication among personnel or employees and principal should be established among others.