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Access to electronic information resources by students of federal college of education in south east Nigeria

R.I. Echezona Ezema, Anezi Leonard


The paper discusses access to electronic information resources by students of Federal Colleges of Education in Eha-Amufu and Umunze. Descriptive survey design was used to investigate sample of 526 students. Sampling technique used was a Multi sampling technique. Data for the study were generated using questionnaire and data were analyzed using frequency tables and percentages. The finding shows that the students have access to the electronic information resources; prominent among challenges militating against students access to the electronic information resources are poor internet connectivity, erratic power supply, lack of skills to access the resources while strategies to improve access to the electronic information resources are improved internet connectivity, provision of steady power supply, training of the students on the necessary skill to access electronic information resources. The major recommendation are; colleges of Education should improve its budgetary allocation to enable the library subscribe to more electronic information resources in other to enhance students access, alternative sources of power should be provided, College libraries should include ICT/web training in their curriculum to train student at all level on the relevant skill needed to access the web etc.

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