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IMPACT OF LIBRARY SERVICES ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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Dec 27, 2019 No Comments ›› Sunday

ABSTRACT

 

This study examined “The Impact of Library Services on Academic Performance of Secondary School” with reference to Private Schools in Television, Kaduna as Case Study. Purposefully, the study assessed the school library, library services, use of library and its effect on academic performance in school and suggestions to improve library services to enhance academic performance. The researcher used research design survey to carry out the study. The sample size of the population was 100. So 100 questionnaires were administered to 100 respondents, out of which 90 were filled correctly and 10 discarded due to incorrect response. But, ninety (90) usable questionnaires provided the database in this study The data obtained was analysed using simple percentage. From the research, the findings revealed that library use can improve the academic performance of students by studying independently on a wide range of materials for class projects, individual report and class assignment. Based on the findings, conclusion was drawn and recommendations given that (i) The qualification of staff is an important factor in providing effective library service. Therefore school management should be concerned with library policy in selection of staff. There should also be staff trains and their entitlements be given during service training and also the staff should observe current developments in their field; and (ii) The provision of a well-equipped and conducive library should be made top priority in order to create good learning environment. The school authority, P.T.A and State Government should solicit for funds from corporate organizations and private individuals to enhance the library facilities.

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