A Review of Factors Influencing Integration of Information Literacy Education in Nigerian Universities

Shuaib Agboola Olarongbe, Kingsley Nwadiuto Igwe, Naeem Atanda Balogun, & Aminat Titilola Abdussalam-Bayero

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Keywords: Information literacy, information literacy competence, information literacy education, undergraduates, Nigerian universities

Abstract

The importance of the integration of information literacy (IL) education in today’s digital society has attracted the attention of scholars and university administrators across the globe. This paper, aimed at determining the numerous factors influencing the integration of IL education in Nigerian universities. This was an attempt to bring together previously disjointed streams of studies to help shed more light on the factors influencing the integration of IL education Nigerian universities. The study adopted extant literature searching and review to ensure exhaustive coverage of related literature. The review concentrated mainly on studies that were pivotal to the subject matter including empirical and conceptual literature. Findings of the reviewed studies identified availability and accessibility; delivery methods; attitudes towards IL programmes; and perceived IL self- efficacy as the major factors influencing the implementation of IL education in Nigerian universities. The paper concluded that the majority of the universities in Nigeria are yet to consolidate their IL programme due to the factors identified. This implies that the Nigerian undergraduate students' IL competence will remain very poor compared to undergraduate students in developed countries. It is recommended that the NUC, which is the regulatory body of universities, be more proactive in ensuring the required standards for IL education are implemented.

Published
2020-07-04