Extent of specialization in continuing education programmes among library information science educators in Nigerian University

  • David Tyongi Aju
Keywords: Education, Library, Information, Science, Educators, Specialization

Abstract

This study examined extent of specialization in continuing education  programmes among library and information science educators in Nigerian universities. A survey research design was adopted for the study. One research question was formulated to guide the study. The population of the study was 235 library and information science educators teaching  librarianship in library and information science departments in Nigerian universities. A questionnaire was used to collect data, mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research question. The finding of the study revealed that library and information science educators in various universities, except Federal University of Technology, Minna, specialized in different continuing education programmes to a great extent, library educators in Federal University of Technology, Minna specialized in different continuing education programmes to a very great extent. Based on the finding of the study, the following recommendations were made: the  “government” federal and state, and management of universities in Nigeria should provide all the necessary incentives including deliberate polices towards human resource development in Nigerian universities to enable educators attend continuing education programmes to a great extent. Apart from Federal University of Technology, Minna, other universities should encourage their library educators to specialize in different continuing  education programmes to a very great extent by attending seminars, conference, symposium and workshops to enhance their job performances in Nigerian universities.


Key Words: Education, Library, Information, Science, Educators,  Specialization

Published
2018-06-26
Section
Articles

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