1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1.5 RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS
1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
1.7 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
1.8 DELIMITATION OF THE STUDY
1.9 DEFINITION OF TERMS
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 RESEARCH DESIGN
3.2 AREA OF STUDY
3.3 POPULATION OF THE STUDY
3.4 RESEARCH SAMPLE AND SAMPLING TECHNIQUE
3.5 INSTRUMENT FOR DATA COLLECTION
3.6 VALIDITY OF THE INSTRUMENT
3.7 METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION
3.8 METHOD OF DATA ANALYSIS
4.0 DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION
5.0 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION5.1 SUMMARY
1.1 Background to the Study
The past 62 years have seen a dramatic change in the status of the library both at the tertiary and secondary school levels. Since the early1950s, almost 30,000 new secondary school libraries have been established in Africa, and thousands of federally funded development programs and collection expansion projects have enhanced existing libraries in public elementary and secondary schools in Nigeria. At the same time, school libraries have evolved from having a primary focus on books, housed in a store-like environment or room to providing the rich array of resources and services with computers as may be found in most academic libraries and information centers of today. These school libraries through the provision of information-rich resources and services have been considered paramount in the development of education and academic performance of its pupils and students who in daily basis, patronizes the services of the library. School libraries are set-up in the primary and secondary school to cater for teaching and learning interest of their popular students. They are derived from the impact of the school library; some of those libraries are to provide background information materials which would supplement the impact of school library which is to organized and preserved for use of all teaching materials relevance to the school curriculum. The people in the primary and secondary school where school library is organized and operated can borrow or consult books and other information materials of the library when needs arise. School library enables students to acquire with books and other information materials so as to bounding the idea and stimulated their devices for knowledge of the school library
Additionally, Ginika (2017) assets that the facilities, materials, equipments and staff of the library are organized in such a way that they support learning within the educational goals of the academic institution. Furthermore, these educational goals are geared towards ensuring that students achieve mastery of educational objectives. Thus, the achievement and mastery of the educational objectives is what leads to educational development and academic enhancement. Nonetheless, ‘educational development’, for the purpose of this paper can be considered as any innovative action taken with the intention of either enhancing the teaching of a particular subject or enhancing the students’ learning of the subject. This is to say that educational development acts on both the teaching and learning processes. Consequently, preliminary observations and literature have shown that most Nigerian secondary school students cannot secure admission into institutions of higher learning of their choice due to poor academic performance in the placement examination. This poor performance which negatively affects the educational development of the students may be attributed to poor learning environment especially absence or inadequate library services in these secondary schools. Here, academic performance is seen as one of the determinants of educational development. Academic performance translates into the ability of the student to accomplish his or her tasks and studies. However, this accomplishment is measured with grades and is certainly the most well-known indicator of academic performance. Consequently, academic performance is the ability to study and remember facts and being able to communicate one’s knowledge verbally or written on paper.
Library services in the words of Nnadozie (2007); Igwe and Onah (2013) may be classified into technical and readers’ services. Library services involve the totality of assistance provided by the library for its users. These services, to a large extent determine the well-being of the library user, educationally, emotionally and otherwise. The library service could be direct or indirect as well as personal or group. Consequently, based on the great importance attributed to library services,
1.2 Statement of the Problem
The prevalence of poor academic performance seems to have increased over the last two decades been estimated at close to 11.3% in a general school population. In Nigeria, the estimation of the intensity of under-performance is clear as many inhibitory factors may be involved, as it is observed that the level of academic under-achievement is influenced by the presence of other academic inhibitory factors. This is because being successful in academics could be consequent on being regular and doing assignments on time. For instance, the latest results of the West African Examination Council2) showed that only 62, 295 of the 310, 077 candidates (20.04 percent) passed with credit in five subjects including English/mathematics. 3) There is further revealed that, a total of 529,425 candidates, representing 31.28 percent, obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics. It is noted that when compared to the 2011, 2012 and 2013 May/June WASSCE results, there was marginal decline in the performance of candidates as 30.70 percent was recorded in 2011, 38.81 percent in 2012 and 36.57 percent in 2013, researchers are of the opinion that many factors influence the academic performance of students which include, the home environment and the school environment, under the school environment is the school library which is the main focus of this research, therefore the main aim of this research is too investigate the influence of school library on the academic performance of students in WAEC.
1.3 Objective of the Study
The main objective of this study is to find out the influence of school library on the academic performance of students, specifically the study intends to;
1. Examine the role of library in schools and the effect on student performance
2. Analyze the influence of school library on the academic performance of students
3. To explore how students use library services available to improve their academic performance
4. To find out the challenges students are faced with in accessing school library
1.4 Research Question
1. What is the role of library in schools and the effect on student performance
2. Is there any significance influence of school library on the academic performance of students
3. How does students use library services available to improve their academic performance
4. What are the challenges students are faced with in accessing school library
1.5 Research Hypothesis
Ho: there is no significance influence of school library on the academic performance of students
Hi: there is significance influence of school library on the academic performance of students
1.6 Significance of the Study
The study has the following significances:
(i) To help stakeholders in deciding how they can maximize student use of library and library services as to increase the chance to make positive programs designed to improve student leaning.
(ii) To motivate students so that they can use library services to improve their academic performance.
(iii) To awaken the government as to ensure that all secondary especially public schools have well equipped library services.
(iv) To encourage other researchers to continue searching for best strategies in using library services for improving student leaning.
1.7 Scope of the Study
The research will examine the influence of library on academic performance, the importance of school library and the challenges faced by student in accessing a library will also be examined. The research work will be conducted in two secondary schools Ado-Odo LGA, Ogun state.
1.8 Delimitation of the Study
Finance for the general research work will be a challenge during the course of study. Correspondents also might not be able to complete or willing to submit the questionnaires given to them.
However, it is believed that these constraints will be worked on by making the best use of the available materials and spending more than the necessary time in the research work. Therefore, it is strongly believed that despite these constraint, its effect on this research report will be minimal, thus, making the objective and significance of the study achievable.
1.9 Definition of Terms
Library: means a place and materials where students can spend their time reading and acquire knowledge and skills ready for the high academic performance.
Library services: in this study will means all necessary services and information found in libraries include good networking, enough books and other resources for searching information, a professional librarian as well as teachers to guide students for their self-study
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