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The study investigated the management practices for curbing secondary school students’ apathy to in-school external examinations in Anambra State. Two research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised 512 respondents made up of principals and in-school examination officers in all public secondary schools in Anambra State. The entire population was studied because it is relatively small and manageable. An instrument titled ‘‘Management Strategies for Curbing Students’ Apathy to In-School External Examinations Questionnaire (MSCSAIEEQ)’’ was used for data collection. The face validation was determined by three experts in the Department of Educational Foundations, two specialists in Educational Management and a specialist in Measurement and Evaluation all in the Faculty of Education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam campus. Cronbach alpha (ɑ) method was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument which yielded coefficients of 0.85 and 0.83 for Clusters A and B with an overall value of 0.84. Data collected were analyzed using mean ratings to answer the research questions, while hypotheses were tested using t-test. The findings of the study revealed among others educational policies and administrative practices are effective and significantly helpful in curbing secondary school students’ apathy to in-school external examinations in Anambra State. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that government should endeavour to review and modify its’ policy documents on educational administration to address policies that would help in deterring students in engaging from in-school external examinations in Anambra State.