AVAILABILITY OF READING MATERIALS IN UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA: THE CASE OF VANDEIKYA LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL OF BENUE STATE

Ashaver Dianne Doosuur, Fabian G Amaakaven

Abstract


For any educational institution to succeed there has to be adequate library materials for the staff and students. Consequently, UBE pupils need reading materials which would help in accustomizing the tender minds of the children to successful educational life when they attain adulthood. The study therefore, looks at the availability of the right type of reading materials in UBE schools in Vandeikya Local Government Council of Benue State. The study sampled 18 UBE schools and found that majority of the schools had reading materials but in moderate quantity and that the supply of the materials was never done on time. There was also no specific accommodation for the library in all the UBE schools just as there were no teacher-librarians to administer the collections. The study recommended that contract for supply of reading materials should be awarded to experienced and committed books sellers who would supply them on time. The study also recommended the establishment of school libraries in all UBE schools with teacher-librarians to administer them.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1000/ijsmr.v1i6.80

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