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Building information literacy skills among undergraduate students in universities: a case of Makerere University

Magara Elisam
Anyembe Pauline Keya


Knowledge is the Country's most precious commodity, and people who are information literate are the most valuable resource. The study aimed at establishing strategies for building information literacy skills among the undergraduate students for long life learning in Makerere University. It intended to establish information literacy needs, problems faced in accessing information and to suggest possible strategies to enable easy access and retrieval of information in Makerere University libraries. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques through questionnaires, interviews, observation and literature search were used to conduct a research from undergraduate students of Makerere University that was conveniently selected from the library users. From the study, it was clear that information literacy competencies and abilities of undergraduate students affect access and retrieval of information by undergraduate. It was recommended that building information literacy skills is a way forward towards knowledge driven society for life long learning in a country.

Makerere Journal of Higher Education Vol. 1, 2004: 94-105

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