Tag Archives: Nigerian Universities

Environmental Literacy Education as a Necessary Pedestal for Domestication of the Green Campus Concept: The Challenge for Nigerian Universities (Published)

The threats of global unsustainable social and economic activities to man’s environment, especially in the early 1990’s, gave rise to International Conferences and Summits that considered, among other things, what colleges and universities should do to bring about a sustainable future for mankind. Along the line, the Green Campus Concept was born out of a Blueprint for a Green Campus developed in one of the said Summits. The Blueprint outlines guidelines for domesticating the Concept, including the use of Environmental Literacy/Sustainability Education to actualize the domestication process. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the necessity of environmental literacy/sustainability education as a pedestal for development of Green Campus Initiatives and the challenge this poses to Nigerian Universities. Based on the result of her recent related research study, the author of this paper has made critical suggestions that could help in tackling the challenge.

Keywords: Domestication, Environmental literacy education, Nigerian Universities, green campus blueprint, green campus concept, green campus initiatives.

Demographic Factors Affecting ICT Utilisation by Undergraduate Students in Some Selected Universities in Nigeria (Published)

This study investigated the demographic factors affecting utilization of Information and Communication Technologies by undergraduate students in Nigeria. The factors examined include gender, age, religion, marital status and type of university.  The study adopted a survey design approach and the questionnaire was administered on 1000 students across various Nigerian universities. 500 students were from two federal universities while 500 were from two state universities. Data were analysed using descriptive (frequency distribution) and inferential (Chi-square, PPMC and t-test analysis) statistical tool. Findings showed that the male gender utilizes ICTs more than the female gender, students below age 20 use ICT more than those between ages 20 and 30 years, single students utilize ICT more than the married and traditional worshippers use ICT more than Muslims while the Christian use of ICT is the lowest. The groups that use ICT more consequently experience greater benefits in terms of productivity and profit.

Keywords: ICT, Nigerian Universities, Undergraduate Students, Utilisation., demographic

Demographic Factors Affecting ICT Utilisation by Undergraduate Students in Some Selected Universities in Nigeria (Published)

This study investigated the demographic factors affecting utilization of Information and Communication Technologies by undergraduate students in Nigeria. The factors examined include gender, age, religion, marital status and type of university.  The study adopted a survey design approach and the questionnaire was administered on 1000 students across various Nigerian universities. 500 students were from two federal universities while 500 were from two state universities. Data were analysed using descriptive (frequency distribution) and inferential (Chi-square, PPMC and t-test analysis) statistical tool. Findings showed that the male gender utilizes ICTs more than the female gender, students below age 20 use ICT more than those between ages 20 and 30 years, single students utilize ICT more than the married and traditional worshippers use ICT more than Muslims while the Christian use of ICT is the lowest. The groups that use ICT more consequently experience greater benefits in terms of productivity and profit.

Keywords: ICT, Nigerian Universities, Undergraduate Students, Utilisation., demographic

EXPERT OR NOVICE IN INFORMATION SEARCHING, ACCESS AND SHARING: AN INFORMATION LITERACY MODEL FOR NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (Published)

Information resources in whatever forms and format exist for people and not the reverse. The rapidly evolving information landscape has demonstrated a need for education methods and practices to adopt and adapt more virile and responsive strategies. Educational methods and practices, within our increasingly infor-centric society, must facilitate and enhance the librarians’ and students’ ability to harness the power of information which is crucial life skill and a basis for lifelong learning. To survive in this information society, workers and students in Nigerian Universities will need to possess skills beyond those of reading, writing and arithmetic. This study reviewed five (5) information literacy models which include: Kulthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) Model, 8Ws Johnson and Lamb Model, NSW DET Information Skills Process Model, The Big6 Model, and Herring’s PLUS Model. The study recommends the adoption of Herring’s PLUS Model by Nigerian Universities because of their peculiarities and enormous benefits accruable to them by the Model.

Keywords: Information Skills, Information literacy, Library Skills, Literacy Models, Nigerian Universities