Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS)
School Library Services as a Catalyst for the Better Basic Education in NigeriaAuthor : Maria E Ilori, Victor Segun Oluwafemi and Emmanuel Sunday Odusina
Volume 10 No.1 January-June 2020 pp 1-6
This paper reviews existing literature on how school library services could lead to better basic educational system in Nigeria. Extent literature reviewed that there is poor state of library services to pre-primary, primary and post primary education institutions in Nigeria, providing learning resources is the primary and fundamental role of the school library. Education cannot be achieved without resources that will enhance learning activities. The study concluded that library resources and services are grossly inadequate in many primary and post primary schools in Nigeria and several factors have been attributed to this anomaly in our education system. However the study therefore recommends that the school library authorities should improve in creating more awareness on library services and programmes; the library management in collaboration with the school authorities should provide more fund to run the library effectively; the school management authorities should provide a befitting and well equipped building for the library.
School; Library Services; Basic; Education; Nigeria
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