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THE USE OF LIBRARY INTERNET SERVICES BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS FOR INCREASED ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: A STUDY OF LIBRARY USERS IN SELECTED POLYTECHNICS IN EDO STATE

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Feb 18, 2020 No Comments ›› Sunday

ABSTRACT

The study investigates the use of library internet services by undergraduate students for increased academic performance in polytechnics in Edo State. The instrument used for collecting data was the questionnaire. Three polytechnics were selected which are Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Shaka Polytechnic Benin and Kings Polytechnic Ubiaja. The Morgan and Krejcie was used to draw 370 sample population from 11,389 total population from Auchi Polytechnic, also 108 sample population was drawn from 150 total population from Shaka Polytechnic, and 113 sample population was drawn from 164 total population from Kings Polytechnic. A total of 591questionnaires was sent to respondents, while 350 representing 59.2% were retrieved from them. The responses were analyzed using tables and simple percentages. The research revealed that the undergraduate students in polytechnics were aware of the importance of Internet and that some library internet facilities were available in the polytechnics. Similarly, it was revealed that most undergraduate students depended on these internet facilities for their assignments and projects. Finally, it was discovered that the use of library internet facilities increase the academic performance of the users (students). In conclusion, it is important that both students and lecturers should understand and appreciate the usage of library internet facilities in the learning and teaching processes while it is recommended that seminars and workshop should be organized for all students and lecturers to constantly acquaint themselves on the benefits of these services.

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