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Investigation of School Libraries: A case study of Private School Libraries at Ado-Odo, LGA Ogun State, South West, Nigeria

Lawal-Solarin, Esther.O (2016) Investigation of School Libraries: A case study of Private School Libraries at Ado-Odo, LGA Ogun State, South West, Nigeria. Covenant Journal of Business & Social Sciences (CJBSS), 7 (2). pp. 15-28.

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Abstract

School libraries are the backbones of functional education; without which academic excellence may not be achieved. Aside educational achievements, school library is essential for literacy, social, economic and cultural development of a nation. This study investigates the private school libraries at Ado-Odo, LGA, in Ogun State, South West Nigeria. A survey was conducted to both teachers and students with a sample size of 515; 80% students and 20% teachers responded. The study adopted descriptive survey design. Instruments used were self-structured questionnaire, interview and observations. The findings among others; show that the libraries lack up-to-date facilities; four out of the ten private schools visited were without a library; while six with a library, has only one librarian. The study established implementation of the National school Policy on Education, if the school library is to meet up with the development of the 21st century

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ado-Odo LGA, Library materials, Library services, School library, Nigeria.
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: 17 Aug 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 14:57
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8679

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