Curriculum contents in developing economies like Nigeria has the objectives of developing students’ higher order thinking skills, ability to acquire and utilize learning sources in the library, develop adequate competence in the use of needed information among others. It should aim as developing technological capability for handling information that would achieve these objectives. This study evaluates the information literacy and library-use programmes introduced in Nigerian universities to achieve the aforementioned objectives. An empirical work done on three Nigerian Universities, as a sample, compares their curriculum contents and explores ways that information technology can be integrated into them. Among the study findings is inadequate attention paid to information and technology literacy. One of the study’s recommendations is to give adequate attention to information and technology literacy without loading the students with unnecessary library technicalities, as the study found out. The study also presented curriculum structures that can improve the situation.
|Title of host publication||Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Trends and Tools|
|Editors||Abel Usoro, Grzegorz Majewski, Princely Ifinedo, Iwara Arikpo|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA, USA|
|Publisher||Idea Group Inc|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|