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International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science

Vol. 4(5), pp. 133140, May, 2016. 

ISSN: 2360-7858

DOI: 10.14662/IJARER2016.034

 

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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.

E-mail: adegoke.kudirat@udusok.edu.ng

 

Accepted 4 June 2016

 

      

Abstract

 

Impact of 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.

Keywords: Schools, Library, Sokoto, Information Resources, Tangaza, Librarians, Library Science, Government, School Library Resources, Lobbying and Advocacy, etc.


 

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.

 

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