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IMPACT OF SCHOOL LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER ON THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN ENUGU NORTH EDUCATIONAL ZONE


Seminar topic for Education department

Abstract

The focus of this seminar is on the Impact of school library and media center on the academic achievement of students in Enugu North Educational Zone, in Enugu State, Nigeria. The study investigated on government owned secondary school in the Community of Enugu North Educational Zone of Enugu State. The school was chosen on the basis of availability of school library. Students from Senior Secondary 1 to 3 were the respondents of this investigation. However, a sample size of 99 students out of a total population of 248 students representing 40% of the entire population, were randomly selected. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. The study investigated the library services provided for the students, the extent of the students’ use of the school library and media center on the academic achievement of the students, the challenges facing school library and media center as well as strategies to enhance library services to ensure the academic achievement of secondary school students. The seminar through its findings concludes that libraries are the drivers of academic achievement through its numerous services. It therefore recommends the establishment of school library and media center with up-to-date information resources and relevant services as a criterion for the approval of any secondary school programme in Enugu State and Nigeria among other recommendations. With this, the educational sector of Nigeria stands to benefit immensely and not only that, there will be a reduction in emigration of Nigeria students as well as increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria.


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