Library Educational Services and Academic Performance of Upper Basic III Students in Social Studies in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria.

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Unimna, F. A, 1Unimke, S. A, Adie, Regina Unwaning, Ushie, Thomas Liwhu


The study investigated library Educational Services  and Academic performance of Upper Basic III students in Social Studies in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. The main purpose of this study was to examine the influence of library services on academic performance of students in Social Studies at the Upper Basic III education. One research question was formulated to guide the study and later transformed into hypothesis. Literature was reviewed based on the variable of the study. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for they study. The population of the study consisted of 2,947 students offering Social Studies in 2019/2020 academic session. A stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting the respondents used for the study. The sample of the study comprised of 25% of 2,947 which was approximate 750 students. Two research instruments tagged “Library Educational Services Questionnaire (LESQ) and Social Studies Performance Test (SOPT)” were used. To ascertain the reliability of LESQ, a Cronbach alpha reliability estimate method was used. Data collected were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The result of the analysis showed that library services have a significant influence on the academic performance of students in Social Studies. From the result obtain, it was recommended that library services such as books, charts, table, ICT equipments etc. should be provided and made available for students use to enhance academic performance.  

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