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School library development and an understanding of information literacy competencies among secondary school students in Nigeria.

CO Ngozi

Abstract


This study examined the extent to which school library development correlates with information literacy competencies among students in selected Secondary Schools in Nigeria. The study design is correctional design. This study was predicated on a theoretical framework of Marlands Steps to research inform of nine questions which claims that a whole school information skills policy “would improve students” ability to search for and use information. The population of the study comprised 227 students in t he selected schools being studied. All the 227 students were used as sample for this study. This was purposively sampled as all the final years student were involved and the number is manageable. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection, while the research questions were analysed with the use of Pearson correlation. The only hypothesis was analysed with one way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The results revealed that there is significant relationship between the development of school library and information literacy competencies among the students. This relationship is positive and strong. It is therefore recommended that school libraries should be established and equipped in all the secondary schools in Nigeria to enhance information literacy competencies.

Key Words: School, library, information, literacy competencies, secondary, students.




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