INFORMATION LITERACY EDUCATION: A PATHWAY FOR ENHANCING STUDENTS' PERFORMANCE IN THE NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES
Umar, A. A.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Developing lifelong learners is one of the central missions of university education. These need to be increasingly reflected in the description of graduate qualities, attributes or capabilities within and outside the academic environment. Information literacy education is an approach of teaching students to learn and acquire knowledge and skills to search relevant, reputable and the most needed information for academic, research or decision making. This study is a review of the concepts, importance and implication of information literacy education on university students. Practical experience of contemporaries over non productive nature of postgraduate students in research and the roles of university towards promoting teaching, learning and research was discussed. The study revealed that information literacy plays a crucial role improving students achievements as it bridges the gap between the traditional ways of instruction in which students are passive learners and the contemporary ways of instruction delivery.Finally, it recommended among other things that libraries and faculties should engage in active participation in exhibition and frequent information literacy awareness campaign with emphasis on the use of e-resources as well as introducing them to other related paper-based resources.