Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Vol. 4(5), pp. 133–140, May, 2016.
Full Length Research
Availability and Use of School Libraries in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State-Nigeria
Adegoke Kudirat Abiola (Mrs)
ICT Division, Abdullahi Fodiyo Library Complex, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto-Nigeria.
Accepted 4 June 2016
Library use on academic performance of secondary school students can
never be over emphasized. The study investigates the availability and
use of school library facilities and resources among the secondary
schools students in Tangaza local government areas of Sokoto state. Five
secondary schools in Tangaza local government were selected based on
their performance in the external examinations; the data collected from
the research instrument were analysed using SPSS statistical software
version 22. The analysis was presented in percentage and frequency
tables. Findings revealed that school library services in the selected
area were not effectively delivered due to lack of dedicated library
building, inadequate library furniture, inadequate computer systems and
other facilities required for running a standard school library. In
places where spaces where provided for library, the materials in the
libraries were either scanty or poorly organized due to lack of
professional librarians in the selected schools. The research concluded
by recommending to the stake-holders to employ qualified librarians to
run the school libraries, to equip the school libraries with ICT
facilities so as to explore the opportunities of the modern technology
for teaching and learning, to advocate and collaborate with individual
philanthropists or organizations to donate fund or resources to the
libraries and lastly the school managements should not relent their
efforts in lobbying with the government to ensure that adequate funding
is released for the development of the school libraries.
Cite This Article As: Abiola AK (2016). Availability and Use of School Libraries in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State-Nigeria. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 4(5): 133-140.