This research project material is available: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICES ON THE LITERACY LEVEL OF NIGERIANS (A CASE STUDY OF NATIONAL LIBARARY ABUJA).
This study was intended to assess the impact of public library services on the literacy level of Nigerians. This study was guided by the following objectives; to know if public libraries influence economic development. To examine the present state of public libraries in Nigeria. to know if there is a relationship between public library development and literacy in Nigeria. To evaluate the importance of public libraries to educational development. The study employed the descriptive and explanatory design; questionnaires in addition to library research were applied in order to collect data. Primary and secondary data sources were used and data was analyzed using the chi square statistical tool at 5% level of significance which was presented in frequency tables and percentage. The respondents under the study were 25 staff of national library, Kaduna state. The study findings revealed that public library services significantly influences the literacy level of Nigerians; Based on the findings from the study, efforts should be made by the Nigerian government and stakeholders in funding public libraries in other to achieve educational development.
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