Ogar et al
Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(1), pp. 020-025, February 2016
Manuscript Number: 012216020
Education and Library for All: A Panacea for Meeting the Goals of the World Summit on Information Society
Ogar Christopher Eje1, Okenjom Godian Patrick2* and
Kari Hudron K.3
1Faculty of Agric. & Forestry/Wildlife, Cross River University of Technology, Obubra Campus.
2Department of Education Foundation, Educational Administration & Planning, Ebonyi State University-Nigeria.
3Federal University, Bayelsa State.
This paper examined in a clear terms the concepts of education and library in the context of the World Summit on Information Society. A brief historical review of the world summit on Information Society, highlighting the idea and need for this development to some major events that lead to the foundation of the commencement of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) plan which later lead to the hosting of conferences that came up with some positive resolutions. The paper examined the role of some major organization such as UNESCO, IFLA, WALA, NLA, LIBRARIAN REGISTRATION COUNCIL, Libraries and others could play in fulfilling the goals of WSIS. The paper further highlights the role of education in partnership with library, in sustaining the goals of World Summit on Information Society. The paper concluded by recommending that each Country of the world including Nigeria should subscribe to be a member of WSIS, attend conferences hosted by this body and bring back to other respective countries, resolutions and decisions research to act as a background upon which policies and programs could be adopted and implemented at national, state and local level to sustain the goals of the World Summit on Information Society. To belong to such international body would enable participation of member nation at conferences and other important trainings that would be of immense benefit to the educational system, libraries and librarian of member nations for enhanced information society.
Keywords: Education, Library, All, WSIS.
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