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The Role of Librarians in The Development of Education in Nigeria

Itsekor , Victoria The Role of Librarians in The Development of Education in Nigeria. In: An IFLA Library Theory and Research Section Research Mentoring Program for New Professionals.

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Abstract

This study investigates the working relationship between the Nigerian Library Association and the Federal Ministry of Education by exploring the provision and use of libraries in the National Policy on Education in Nigeria. The condition of school libraries and the implementation of this policy by some selected schools in the north, south, west and eastern part of Nigerian was investigated and reported accordingly. Two hundred and fifty questionnaires were drawn and administered to respondents, including 150 librarians, 50 teachers and 50 staff of the Federal Ministry of Education. A total of 189 were recovered from 110 librarians, 47 teachers and 32 Federal Ministry of Education Staff. Interviews were conducted with three librarians, two principals, one head teachers, three teachers and three Federal Ministry of Education staff making it 12 people in all who were interviewed. They were selected by cluster sampling technique, using table of random numbers. The social survey design was used for this study, with a 31- item questionnaire instrument for data collection. Two null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha levels to get the correlation coefficient and regression result. The findings show that there is a weak working relationship between the Nigerian Library Association and the Federal Ministry of Education and policies on libraries in the National Policy of Education are not being implemented. The study is concluded by recommending a feasible working relationship between the Federal Ministry of Education and the Nigerian Library Association, while Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria, National Library of Nigeria and other library stakeholders need to be involved in the inspection of schools at Federal, state and local government level to ensure policies are implemented

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria Library Association, Federal Ministry of Education, Working Relationship, Policy Implementation
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 08:41
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 08:41
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4555

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