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Greener Journal of Internet, Information and Communication Systems. Vol. 3 (2), pp. 020-028, May 2017.
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The Information Needs of Teachers and Students in Irepo Local Government Area, Kisi in Oyo State, Nigeria
*1Akinola John Olugbenga, 2Idowu Oluwafemi Adebayo,
3Adegun Isau Adewole, 4Kolajo Funmilola Susan,
5Akinola Ruth Iyabode Oluwafisayo
1Olusegun Oke Library, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
2Keneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
3Olusegun Oke Library, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Nigeria.
4Olusegun Oke Library, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Nigeria,
5The Polytechnic Ibadan, Ibadan Oyo State. Nigeria.
The focus of the study was to examine the information needs and utilization of teachers and students in Irepo Local Government Area, Kisi, Oyo State, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and the simple random sampling technique was used to select one hundred (100) teachers and five hundred (500) students from two primary schools and two secondary schools. Questionnaire was the main research instrument used to collect data for the study, while descriptive statistics with tables of frequencies and percentage was used in analyzing the data. The study revealed that teachers needed information mostly on teaching subjects and school administration, the students on the other hand needed information relating to classroom subjects and their teachers. This was due to the fact that the primary goals/objectives of teachers were to teach and see to the school administration. Based on the findings of the study, the following recommendations were made among others to improve the information needs of teachers and students in Irepo Local Government Area, Kisi, Oyo State. Construction of modern libraries and rehabilitation of old ones to make teachers and students keep abreast of the latest development in all fields of human endeavour. Provision of recent and up-to-date materials, both print and non-print, should always be made available in sufficient quantities in our school libraries to support the school curriculum.
Keywords: Information, Information needs, Teachers, Students, Library, Secondary and Primary School Students.
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