An Assessment of lnformation Literacy Skills of Students in Selected Secondary Schools in Ibadan, Oyo State
The study assessed the information literacy skills of students in selected secondary schools within Ibadan metropolis; Senior Secondary School II (SS2) students in both public and private secondary schools in Ibadan constituted the sample for the study. Survey research design was adopted; questionnaire was used for data collection while the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was adopted for data analysis. The study revealed that students in both public and private secondary schools are aware of information literacy and they attested that they got the knowledge through their teachers. It was also revealed that secondary school students in Ibadan can evaluate information; they were of the opinion that information from a recognized authority should only be used and also with careful screening. The study further revealed that library use instruction needs to be further entrenched and encouraged in both categories of secondary schools so that students will be well equipped for and enabled to obtain information from various available sources. Recommendations were made on how to improve the information literacy skills of students and also ensure its proper inclusion in schools' curricula.
Keywords: Information literacy skills, Secondary school students