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Academic women, millennium development goals and libraries in cosmopolitan Lagos, Nigeria: a forensis

Olukemi Adebimpe Fadehan

Abstract


The paper investigated the perception of academic women of the Millennium Development Goals MDGs) vis a vis the role that libraries had played in enhancing the functional participation of the women in achieving the goals. The paper investigated the perception of academic women of the MillenniumDevelopment Goals MDGs) vis a vis the role that libraries had played in enhancing the functional participation of the women in achieving the goals. The study adopted the survey research method with a purposive sampling of selected female academics in six (6) tertiary institutions; three universities and three polytechnics in Lagos State Nigeria. The study was guided by five objectives, five research questions and two hypotheses. The study tested among others, the level of awareness of the women academics of the MDGs perceived role of women in achieving the MDGs respondents’ perception of library role and usage and their effects on achieving the MDGs. The study established an awareness of the MDGs though peripheral. Also correlations were established between library role and usage and the achievement of the MDGs before and sustainable effects beyond year 2015.

Keywords: Millennium Development Goals, Academic Women and Millennium Development Goals, Academic Women and Libraries, Academic Women in Lagos, Nigeria, Women in Development




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