Survey of information resources provision of national open University of Nigeria and the academic needs of the students in South East Nigeria

  • Ndu Maria Ogonna
  • Ifeyinwa Blessing Okoye
  • Rosemary Chinenye Abanum
  • Ezenwa Nkechinyere Ezinne

Abstract

This study surveyed the information resources provision of National Open University of Nigeria visa vis the extent of the information needs of their students in Southeast Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study and descriptive survey research design was adopted. The four study centres used for the study in South East has a population of the 42,200 Students. Random sampling technique also was used to draw the sample which came to 2111. Structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Its reliability was established using cronbach alpha. Data collected was analyzed using arithmetic mean. The study identified various types of information resources and facilities they know and could be required by the students for their learning and research, it further indicates the extent of the students information need as regards to the various programme they offer which was adjudged to be needed at a high extent and finally the extent the NOUN stakeholder’s were able to provide the needed information materials and facilities for the students, which also was seen at a low extent. The study therefore recommend that the stakeholders of NOUN should always liaise with their students before acquisitions of information resources and facilities are made, More so effort should be made to solve the problem of poor electricity supply and finally NOUN libraries should ensure they partner with other academic libraries.

Published
2022-02-07
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