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Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

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Career choice and its influence on academic performance of library and information science students in a Nigerian University

Mercy A. Igere

Abstract


The study examined career choice and its influence on academic performance of library and information science students in the University of Benin. Questionnaire was used to obtain information from the respondents. The entire population was used as sample because of the size of the population and the simple percentage was used to analyse data obtained. The study revealed that the initial course of most of the students was not library and information science they all had their career prior their admission, the students could not meet up with the required WAEC and JAMB scores hence the present course of study. The study also revealed that majority of the student’s performance was on average which therefore means that the choice of course had influence on the academic performance of the students. The study therefore recommends that institutions, admission officers should carefully admit students into their programme of choice.

Keywords: Career choice, influence, students, academic performance




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