Information plays a very vital role in every aspect of life activities. Information is
used at all times irrespective of the situation and circumstance. The ability of teachers
to teach depends on their ability to have access to information and use it to effect
change in an individual. The study sought to examine the information needs of
teachers in second cycle institution in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of
Ghana, how they acquire and use information using Wilson’s (1999) Information
The study used the mixed method approach with a population of 303 respondents
through total enumeration technique. Questionnaire and interview were the two
instruments used for data collection. The quantitative data was analysed using SPSS
and the qualitative data was analysed thematically. The study found that second cycle
institution teachers needed information for teaching and learning and sometimes, for
research. Also, the information sources mostly consulted by the teachers were; books
and other monographs. In addition, teachers were found to be using the library.
However, their visits were occasional and there was no acquisition policy guiding the
acquisition of information resources as well as no dedicated budget to information
materials. School libraries were manned by people who had no formal training in
librarianship. Furthermore, ICT laboratories in the schools lacked ICT infrastructure.
Teachers mostly used Google search engine for their online searches. Therefore, it
was recommended that an acquisition policy be developed to guide acquisition of
information materials to libraries, sufficient budgets be allocated to information
materials, engagement of Information professionals, ICT infrastructure be provided to schools and adequate supply of information materials to school libraries by Ministry
of Education, Ghana Education Service and all other stakeholders.
CDR, C (2021). INFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF TEACHERS IN SECOND CYCLE INSTITUTIONS IN THE LOWER-MANYA KROBO MUNICIPALITY, GHANA. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/information-behaviour-of-teachers-in-second-cycle-institutions-in-the-lower-manya-krobo-municipality-ghana
Coalition, CDR. "INFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF TEACHERS IN SECOND CYCLE INSTITUTIONS IN THE LOWER-MANYA KROBO MUNICIPALITY, GHANA" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 02 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/information-behaviour-of-teachers-in-second-cycle-institutions-in-the-lower-manya-krobo-municipality-ghana . Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.
Coalition, CDR. "INFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF TEACHERS IN SECOND CYCLE INSTITUTIONS IN THE LOWER-MANYA KROBO MUNICIPALITY, GHANA". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 02 Apr. 2021. Web. 10 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/information-behaviour-of-teachers-in-second-cycle-institutions-in-the-lower-manya-krobo-municipality-ghana >.
Coalition, CDR. "INFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF TEACHERS IN SECOND CYCLE INSTITUTIONS IN THE LOWER-MANYA KROBO MUNICIPALITY, GHANA" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 10, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/information-behaviour-of-teachers-in-second-cycle-institutions-in-the-lower-manya-krobo-municipality-ghana