This study examined “impact of library information resources on student performance in SSCE public secondary schools Zaria.” Nigeria. It identifies the Concepts of Public School Libraries, extent of Availability of Public Senior Secondary School Libraries, type of Resources available in Public Senior Secondary School Libraries, extent of Utilization of Public Senior Secondary School Libraries and their resources, influence of Library Resources on Student Performance, performance Differences between Schools with and those lacking Libraries in SSCE. The research method used in this project study is survey research method. In a survey method, questionnaires are the main instrument for data collection. Frequency tables and percentages are the main tools used for data analysis. Results of the analysis showed that 40% and above is the rate in percentage of availability of school libraries in public schools in Zaria Kaduna state, this means that almost all public senior secondary schools in Zaria Kaduna state do have libraries. According to the study text books, Machine-readable materials¸ Newspapers and Journal materials, Relevant books, graph, chart and slide, films, filmstrips and transparencies¸ motion picture and related projection equipments, pamphlets, Computer assisted instructural materials¸ Dictionaries and encyclopedia are available in public secondary schools in Zaria, Kaduna state. The extent of utilization of public secondary school libraries by both teachers and students is just sometimes. Causes of performance differences between schools with and those lacking libraries includes; Absence of libraries in government/public secondary schools, Non availability of library resources in government schools, Availability of libraries in government schools, when they read library information resources for the exams, Students perform poorly in SSCE when they don’t read library information resources for the exams, Availability of a good library and library resources is a bridge to student high performance for the SSCE, Absence of library use and library resources in a school can lead to poor performance for the SSCE, Enough library resources, help students to score high in their SSCE, Schools without libraries perform poorly than a school with a library. Recommendations were proffered and some of the recommendations are: That more public senior secondary school library should be established to complement teaching and learning thereby increasing students’ performance. available libraries should be well stocked with current and relevant resources in addition to what is attainable in the libraries to enhance teaching, learning experience. The students, even the teachers should be encouraged to make good use of the libraries always by the incorporation of library periods on the time table. The study also recommends that more school libraries should be established especially for senior students, the use of school libraries and their well stocked information resources should be encouraged.
Chukwuemeka, K (2018). Impact of Library Information Resources on Students Performance in SSCE in Public Secondary Schools, Zaria.. Afribary.com: Retrieved February 26, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/journal-impact-of-library-information-resources-on-students-performance-in-ssce-in-public-secondary-schools-zaria
Kalu, Chukwuemeka. "Impact of Library Information Resources on Students Performance in SSCE in Public Secondary Schools, Zaria." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 12 Dec. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/journal-impact-of-library-information-resources-on-students-performance-in-ssce-in-public-secondary-schools-zaria . Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.
Kalu, Chukwuemeka. "Impact of Library Information Resources on Students Performance in SSCE in Public Secondary Schools, Zaria.". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 12 Dec. 2018. Web. 26 Feb. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/journal-impact-of-library-information-resources-on-students-performance-in-ssce-in-public-secondary-schools-zaria >.
Kalu, Chukwuemeka. "Impact of Library Information Resources on Students Performance in SSCE in Public Secondary Schools, Zaria." Afribary.com (2018). Accessed February 26, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/journal-impact-of-library-information-resources-on-students-performance-in-ssce-in-public-secondary-schools-zaria