Career Progression of Librarians in Nigeria and Ghana Universities

  • Fehintola N. Onifade
  • Clara C. Okoro
  • Gifty O. Boakye
Keywords: Career, Career structure, University libraries, Nigeria, Ghana,

Abstract

The study examines the career structure of librarians in Nigeria and Ghana Universities. It compares the criteria used in the employment and other components of career progression. Questionnaire and interview were used as instruments of data collection. 50 copies of the questionnaire were administered through the postal service, online mail and personally in international conferences. A purposeful sampling technique was used to select the sample.30 heads of university libraries participated in Nigeria and 20 heads of libraries participated from Ghana. The data were analysed through SPSS and the frequency count and percentage were used for the result. The study reveals that the career structure of librarians in Nigeria and Ghana universities was similar but not the same and that librarians in the two countries are highly educated. Recommendations were also made to improve their status.


Key words: Career, Career structure, University libraries, Nigeria, Ghana,

Published
2019-01-17
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2360-994X
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