AVAILABILITY AND UTILISATION OF ICT BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
This study investigated the availability awareness and utilisation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by undergraduate students in Nigerian university libraries. The study adopted a survey design approach and the questionnaire was administered on 1,000 undergraduate students who are library users, among which 579 were males and 421 were females. Data were analyzed using descriptive (frequency distribution) and inferential (Chi-square and t-test analysis) statistical tool. Findings revealed that 58.4% indicated the availability of ICT facilities in their libraries while 41.6%indicated non availability of ICT facilities in their Libraries. Findings showed that (53.72%) of the students utilizes ICTs while (46.28%) indicated non-use of the facilities among the undergraduate students. The result of the frequency counts and percentages showing the awareness of availability of ICT facilities by the students revealed that 60.5% indicated the awareness of ICT facilities while 39.5% indicated non awareness of the availability. Correlation revealed that r-cal (0.875) is greater than r-table (0.195) which implies that there was significant relationship between the availability of ICT and the level of awareness among students. Correlation also revealed that there was significant relationship between availability and utilisation of ICT facilities.
KEYWORDS: Information and Communication Technologies, knowledge skills, teaching, research, experiments, knowledge sharing