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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

Information Needs of Female Undergraduate Sandwich Students in Delta and Edo States of Nigeria

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Author Caroline Emevosi Akporido
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 316-320
Volume No. 5
Issue No. 4
Issue Date May 1, 2014
Publishing Date May 1, 2014
Keywords Information, needs, Female, Undergraduate, Sandwich, Students


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the information needs of female undergraduate sandwich students in Delta and Edo states of Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive research design and data were collected questionnaire administered to four hundred and twenty nine female undergraduate students in three universities through purposive sampling technique. The data collected were analyzed using simple percentages to answer the objective questions. The findings of this study include the following: Female undergraduate sandwich students need information to carry out class work and complete assignments 304 (70.86%) respondents strongly agreed that they needed information for class work and assignments as a priority. Cybercafés were the major information centers visited during information seeking with 203(47.32%) responses. It is necessary that LICs operation hours should be extended. It is important that management of LICs should replace outdated and mutilated materials in the Libraries and malfunction computers in the cybercafés.
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