The Physically Challenged and the Dearth of Relevant Facilities in Nigerian Libraries
Nigeria is faced with precarious situations like leadership crisis, misplaced priorities, poverty, insecurity,infrastructural decay, economic strife, and most importantly, the politicization of education. Statistical records show that in Nigeria, physical facilities in some university libraries are inadequate for effective learning, and needed facilities for the physically challenged are nearly non-existent. As a result, there are growing concerns about the numerous challenges encountered by physically challenged individuals in the use of the library. This review paper therefore, x-rays these challenges beyond rhetorics and shelf-destined findings and reports. Overall, it highlights the need to improve the current status of Nigerian libraries to meet the multidimensional service demands of citizens living with disabilities.
Keywords: Facilities, Library, Nigeria, Physically challenged
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